Multinational Companies, Technology Spillovers and Plant Survival: Evidence for Irish Manufacturing
This paper argues that multinational companies can impact positively on the survival of plants in the host country through technology spillovers. We study this effect empirically by estimating a Cox proportional hazard model on plant level data for Irish manufacturing. Our results show that, ceteris paribus, the presence of multinationals has a life enhancing effect on indigenous plants in high tech sectors only.
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