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Is FDI the most important source of international technology transfer? Panel Data evidence from the UK


  • Mayanja, Abubaker B.


This study examines the different sources of international technology transfer to 205 UK industries in a panel running from 1979-1991. FDI is found to be more important than trade in the transfer of knowledge to UK industries. The estimated elasticities have a range; in the static model that looks at the long run relationship between FDI and value added the estimated elasticity is 0.24.

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  • Mayanja, Abubaker B., 2003. "Is FDI the most important source of international technology transfer? Panel Data evidence from the UK," MPRA Paper 2027, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2027

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    1. Driffield, Nigel, 2001. "The Impact of Domestic Productivity of Inward Investment in the UK," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 69(1), pages 103-119, January.
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    1. Monnet Gbakou & Mustapha Sadni Jallab & René Sandretto, 2008. "Foreign Direct Investment, Macroeconomic Instability And Economic Growth in MENA Countries," Post-Print halshs-00303694, HAL.

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    Panel Data; FDI; technology transfer; spillovers;

    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


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