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International business visits and the technology frontier

  • Dowrick, Steve
  • Tani, Massimiliano

We study the effect of international business trips on the productivity of twelve Australian industries during 1991/2-2005/6.We find strong positive effects, particularly for departing, rather than incoming, international visits. This result supports viewing business visits as investments rather than expenditures.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 209-212

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