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Productivity spillovers from R&D, exports and FDI in China's manufacturing sector

  • Y Wei

    ([1] International Business Research Group, Department of Economics, Management School, Lancaster University, UK [2] College of Economics and Trade, Hunan University, China)

  • X Liu

    (School of Management, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK)

This paper assesses productivity spillovers from R&D, exports and the very presence of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China's manufacturing sector, based on a panel of more than 10,000 indigenous and foreign-invested firms for 1998–2001. There are positive inter-industry productivity spillovers from R&D and exports, and positive intra- and inter-industry productivity spillovers from foreign presence to indigenous Chinese firms within regions. OECD-invested firms seem to play a much greater role in inter-industry spillovers than overseas Chinese firms from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan within regions. The findings have important managerial and policy implications. Journal of International Business Studies (2006), 37, 544–557. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400209

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Volume (Year): 37 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 544-557

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