Foreign direct investment and technology spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa

Shunsuke Managi, Samuel Mulenga Bwalya

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Abstract

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an effective conduit for technology transfer through technology spillovers to domestically owned firms in the host country. This study analyses the significance of productivity externalities of FDI to local firms, in terms of both intra-industry and inter-industry spillovers, using firm-level data from Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The results show evidences in support of intra- and inter-industry productivity spillovers from FDI for Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-608
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010

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Industry
Technology spillovers
Sub-Saharan Africa
Foreign direct investment
Kenya
Zimbabwe
Host country
Firm-level data
Technology transfer
Spillover
Productivity spillovers
Productivity
Externalities
Tanzania

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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Foreign direct investment and technology spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa. / Managi, Shunsuke; Bwalya, Samuel Mulenga.

In: Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.04.2010, p. 605-608.

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