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Knowledge Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment and the Role of Local R&D Activities: Evidence from Indonesia

  • Todo, Yasuyuki
  • Miyamoto, Koji

A large number of studies have used firm-level data to examine whether foreign direct investment (FDI) generates knowledge spillovers to domestically owned firms in less developed countries. However, the results are mixed. In this study, Indonesian plant-level panel data are used to test whether the often-ignored local R&D activities of foreign-owned firms in the host country enhance knowledge spillovers from FDI. The analysis found positive spillovers from R&D-performing foreign-owned firms, while spillovers from non-R&D-performing foreign-owned firms were absent.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Volume (Year): 55 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 173-200

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