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FDI and the Dynamics of Productivity: Microeconomic Evidence

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  • Okamoto, Yumiko

    (Department of Economics, GSID, Nagoya University)

  • Sjöholm, Fredrik

    () (The European Institute of Japanese Studies)

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This paper examines productivity growth in the Indonesian manufacturing sector. We use a longitudinal data set to calculate the effects on aggregate manufacturing productivity growth from improvements within establishments, from reallocation of market shares, and from the turnover of plants. The difference between domestic and foreign owned plants is examined together with a calculation of the foreign owned plants' contribution to overall productivity growth. Productivity growth is mainly explained by reallocation of market shares and from turnover of plants. In addition, we find foreign plants to contribute significantly to overall productivity growth and there is a difference in the causes to productivity growth between foreign and domestic plants.

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  • Okamoto, Yumiko & Sjöholm, Fredrik, 1999. "FDI and the Dynamics of Productivity: Microeconomic Evidence," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 348, Stockholm School of Economics.
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    1. Robert E. Lipsey, 2002. "Home and Host Country Effects of FDI," NBER Working Papers 9293, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Mahmut Yasar & Roderick Rejesus & Ilhami Mintemur, 2004. "Is there evidence of creative destruction in the Turkish manufacturing sector? Lessons from a cross-industry analysis of aggregate productivity growth," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(17), pages 1937-1945.
    3. Joshua Aizenman & Mark M. Spiegel, 2006. "Institutional Efficiency, Monitoring Costs and the Investment Share of FDI," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(4), pages 683-697, September.

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    Keywords

    Productivity growth; Plants; Turnover; Manufacturing; Indonesia;

    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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