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Productivity Spillovers From Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence From UK Industry Level Panel Data

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  • Xiaming Liu

    (Aston Business School)

  • Pamela Siler

    (University of Abertay Dundee)

  • Chengqi Wang

    (University of Abertay Dundee)

  • Yingqi Wei

    (Lancaster University)

This paper examines intra-industry productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UK manufacturing sector. The empirical analysis uses panel data for 48 UK industries over the period 1991 – 1995. A major contribution is empirical evidence on spillover effects in situations where the host country is developed. The results indicate that the very presence of FDI has a positive spillover impact on the productivity of UK-owned firms. The analysis also shows that the extent to which local firms benefit from the introduction of advanced technology depends largely on their own technological capabilities.© 2000 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (2000) 31, 407–425

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan & Academy of International Business in its journal Journal of International Business Studies.

Volume (Year): 31 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 407-425

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Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:31:y:2000:i:3:p:407-425
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