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Technology transfer and spillovers from FDI in transition economies: A meta-analysis

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  • Iwasaki, Ichiro
  • Tokunaga, Masahiro

In this paper, we conduct a meta-analysis of the literature that empirically examines the microeconomic impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The meta-synthesis of estimates collected from relevant studies shows that both the effect size and the statistical significance of the indirect effect of FDI, namely the productivity spillover effect, are obviously lower than those of the direct effect caused by foreign participation in company management through ownership. Moreover, the meta-regression analysis reveals that, probably due to the presence of publication selection bias, previous studies have not yet provided empirical evidence of a non-zero productivity spillover effect in the region. Further research efforts are required to capture the true effect.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Comparative Economics.

Volume (Year): 44 (2016)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 1086-1114

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jcecon:v:44:y:2016:i:4:p:1086-1114
DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2016.10.005
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