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Foreign Direct Investments and Technology Transfers in Development: A Perspective on Recent Literature

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  • Kumar, Nagesh

    (United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies)

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Flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) are increasingly being seen as a very important channel for the transfer of technology, capital and entrepreneurship. Developing countries compete vigorously among themselves to attract greater volumes of FDI with a variety of policy instruments. This paper provides a selective review of the growing body of literature on the determinants of FDI and other forms of technology transfer and on their developmental impact, with a view to deriving policy implications and an agenda for further research.

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  • Kumar, Nagesh, 1996. "Foreign Direct Investments and Technology Transfers in Development: A Perspective on Recent Literature," UNU-INTECH Discussion Paper Series 06, United Nations University - INTECH.
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