Productivity Spillovers from FDI in the Uruguayan Manufacturing Sector
This paper examines intra-industry spillovers from FDI in Uruguayan manufacturing plants in 1988, to determine whether differences in the technology gap between locally- owned plants and foreign affiliates have any impact on the relation between local productivity and foreign presence. We find a positive and statistically significant spillover effect only in a sub-sample of locally-owned plants with moderate technology gaps vis-a-vis foreign firms. Our interpretation is that there are firm-specific differences in the ability to absorb spillovers, and that these may explain some of the contradictory findings of earlier spillover studies.
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|Date of creation:||Jan 1994|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Development Studies, 1996, pages 602-611|
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