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Technology Spillover of Foreign Direct Investment: An Analysis of Different Clusters in India

  • Behera, Smruti Ranjan Behera
  • Dua, Pami Dua
  • Goldar, Bishwanath Goldar
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This paper explores the technology spillover effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indian manufacturing industries across different clusters in India. To measure the spillover effect to domestic firms in a particular cluster, a model is used that combines an innovative production function with a conventional one. The empirical findings reveal significant variations across clusters with regard to spillovers. While some clusters benefit from cluster-specific foreign presence and technology stock, a more commonly observed pattern is that domestic firms in a cluster gain from the presence of foreign firms in other clusters of the region and region-specific technology stock.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2012
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