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Does Foreign Direct Investment Transfer Technology Across Borders? A Reexamination

  • Jürgen Bitzer

    (Free University Berlin Department of Economics & Institute for East European Studies)

  • Monika Kerekes

    (Free University Berlin Department of Economics & Institute for East European Studies)

Reexamining foreign direct investment (FDI) as a potential channel for knowledge diffusion -- based on industry data from seventeen OECD countries during the period 1973-2000 -- we find that FDI-receiving countries benefit strongly from FDI-related knowledge spillovers. We do not find evidence for positive FDI-related technology sourcing effects. Instead, our results suggest that outward FDI might have negative effects on the output of the FDI-sending country.

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Date of creation: 04 May 2005
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