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Foreign Direct Investment And Technology Spillover-- An Evaluation Across Different Clusters In India

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  • Pami Dua

    (Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India)

  • B. N. GOLDAR

    (V.K.R.V. Rao Centre for Studies in Globalization Institute of Economic Growth Delhi)

  • SMRUTI RANJAN BEHERA

    (Department of Economics Shyamlal College, University of Delhi,Delhi)

Abstract

The paper attempts to explore the technology spillover effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Indian manufacturing industries across different selected clusters in India. To measure the spillover effect to domestic firms in a particular cluster, a model is used that combines an innovative production function with a conventional production function. The model parameter estimates provide an evaluation of the technology spillovers in a cluster and the inter-cluster spillovers taking place in various regions. The empirical findings reveal significant variations across clusters in regard to spillovers. While some clusters benefit from foreign firm presence and technological stock within the cluster, a more commonly observed pattern is that domestic firms in a cluster gain from the presence of foreign firms in other clusters of the region and spillovers from technological stock in the regions. In some clusters, productivity enhancing effects of investment climates is visible, but in several others there is no such effect.

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  • Pami Dua & B. N. GOLDAR & SMRUTI RANJAN BEHERA, 2011. "Foreign Direct Investment And Technology Spillover-- An Evaluation Across Different Clusters In India," Working papers 200, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Foreign Direct Investment; Technology Spillover; Clusters; Firm location;

    JEL classification:

    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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