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Do domestic firms benefit from the presence of MNEs? The case of the Italian manufacturing sector

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  • Filippo Reganati

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  • Edgardo Sica

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According to the main economic literature, foreign direct investment (FDI) from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) can generate positive externalities to host countries, increasing the domestic firms productivity. Recently, the attention of researchers has moved from the analysis of ''horizontal'' spillovers i.e. those benefits to local enterprises at an intraindustrial level - towards the investigation of ''vertical'' spillovers phenomenon i.e. the diffusion of positive effects on domestic economies at an inter-industry level. In this paper we investigate the presence of both these two kinds of spillovers using a firm-level panel data of domestic and foreign firms in the Italian manufacturing sector. The results show the lack of ''horizontal'' spillovers and, at the same time, the presence of ''vertical'' ones.

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  • Filippo Reganati & Edgardo Sica, 2005. "Do domestic firms benefit from the presence of MNEs? The case of the Italian manufacturing sector," Quaderni DSEMS 23-2005, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia.
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    1. Nuno Crespo & Maria Paula Fontoura & Isabel Proença, 2009. "FDI spillovers at regional level: Evidence from Portugal," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(3), pages 591-607, August.
    2. Nuno CRESPO & Isabel PROENÇA & Maria Paula FONTOURA, 2012. "The Spatial Dimension in FDI Spillovers: Evidence at the Regional Level from Portugal," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1), pages 115-130.
    3. Ebghaei, Felor, 2015. "Yabancı İştirakli Firmaların İhracat Yöneliminin Doğrudan Yabancı Sermaye Yatırımlarının Dikey Yayılmaları Üzerindeki Etkileri: Türkiye İmalat Sanayi Örneği
      [Effect of Firm’s Export-Orienteation on
      ," MPRA Paper 77893, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2017.
    4. Ebghaei, Felor & Akkoyunlu Wigley, Arzu, 2015. "Yabancı İştirakli Firmaların İhracat Yöneliminin Doğrudan Yabancı Sermaye Yatırımlarının Dikey Yayılmaları Üzerindeki Etkileri: Türkiye İmalat Sanayi Örneği
      [Effect of Firm’s Export-Orienteation on
      ," MPRA Paper 77954, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2017.

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    FDI; MNEs; Spillovers; Italian manufacturing sector;

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