The Role of Exporting and Linkages for Productivity Spillovers from FDI
Nottingham University Business School
Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
OECD; Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy; National Bank of Belgium
University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2004/30
In this paper we analyse productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment using firm level panel data UK manufacturing industries from 1992 to 1999. We investigate spillovers through horizontal, backward and forward linkages, distinguish spillovers from export oriented vs domestic market oriented FDI, and allow for differing effects depending on domestic firms' export activities. The results suggest that the mechanisms through which spillovers affect domestic firms are very complex and that there are substantial differences in spillover benefits for domestic exporters and non-exporters.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, productivity spillovers, exporting, absorptive capacity, competition
JEL Classification: F23working papers series
Date posted: August 2, 2005
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