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FDI, R&D and Human Capital in Central and Eastern European Countries

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  • Cristiano Perugini
  • Fabrizio Pompei
  • Marcello Signorelli

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The recent literature dealing with the determinants of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) has increasingly emphasised the importance of technological aspects, as both attractive factors and FDI-related technological transfer effects. Focusing on the second perspective, this paper explores the theoretical and empirical relationships between innovative inputs (particularly FDI) and innovative outputs in the EU-27 countries, focusing in particular on the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs). Findings provide evidence of strong East/West specificities, but also of marked heterogeneity within the CEECs, thus supporting our approach, which emphasises complexity and the specificities of productive and economic conditions.

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  • Cristiano Perugini & Fabrizio Pompei & Marcello Signorelli, 2008. "FDI, R&D and Human Capital in Central and Eastern European Countries," Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica 48/2008, Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia.
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    1. Davide Castellani & Antonello Zanfei, 2006. "Multinational Firms, Innovation and Productivity," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3709.
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    Keywords

    FDI; Technological spillovers; Knowledge complementarity; Innovative inputs and outputs;

    JEL classification:

    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General

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