Does High-Tech Export Cause More Technology Spillover? Evidence from Contemporary China

Univ. of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2010/06

27 Pages Posted: 8 May 2010

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Qun Bao

Nankai University

Puyang Sun

Nankai University; University of Birmingham; University of Nottingham - Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)

Jiayu Yang

Nankai University

Sun Li

University of Tulsa - Accounting

Date Written: May 6, 2010

Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate whether high-tech product export causes more technology spillover compared with traditionally primary manufactured goods export. A generalized multi-sector spillover model is presented to involve the causations of export composition and technology spillover, which is based on two distinctive approaches of measuring technology spillover: “between-spillover” and “within-spillover”. The empirical estimation is conducted with a panel analysis involving 31 provinces in China over the period of 1998-2005. Although high-tech export sectors involve a higher productivity compared with other sectors, this productivity advantage in high-tech export sectors does not cause technology spillover towards both domestic sectors and other export sectors. Therefore, this paper suggests that technology spillover of export mainly takes place in traditional export sectors rather than high-tech export sectors.

Keywords: Export Composition, High-tech Export, Technology Spillover, Multi-sector Spillover Model

JEL Classification: F10, O24, O41

Suggested Citation

Bao, Qun and Sun, Puyang and Yang, Jiayu and Li, Sun, Does High-Tech Export Cause More Technology Spillover? Evidence from Contemporary China (May 6, 2010). Univ. of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2010/06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1601205 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1601205

Qun Bao (Contact Author)

Nankai University ( email )

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Puyang Sun

Nankai University ( email )

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China

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University of Birmingham ( email )

Economics Department
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University of Nottingham - Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) ( email )

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Jiayu Yang

Nankai University ( email )

94 Weijin Road
Tianjin, 300071
China

Sun Li

University of Tulsa - Accounting ( email )

313 Business Administration Hall
600 S. College Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
United States

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