Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment: Collecting the Puzzle

Suyanto, Suyanto (2009) Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment: Collecting the Puzzle. Ekonomi dan Bisnis, 13 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 1410-9204

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Productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) have long been a subject of interest for economists. Recent surveys on empirical literature show that the evidence is mixed in direction and magnitude. This current study surveys the theoretical and empirical literature in order to collect the puzzle of productivity spillovers and presents some important conclusion in respond to the mixed evidence of the previous studies. Two main factors are reviewed to explain the inconclusive results, i.e. variations in methodology and data used and the mediating factors for gaining knowledge spillovers. Many studies take advantages of the variety in measurement of productivity to identify the positive spillovers. Some studies show the importance of absorptive capacities and economic environments as mediating factors for productivity spillovers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge spillovers, foreign direct investment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economic > Department of Economic
Depositing User: Suyanto 3198
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 03:52
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 15:53

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