Inflows of Foreign Technology and Indigenous Technological Development

Posted: 27 Oct 1999

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Howard Pack

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department; University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department

Kamal Saggi

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper explores the effects of inflows of foreign technology on technological development in developing countries. It evaluates the existing literature exploring this issue and indicates directions for further research. In particular, we argue that the implications of the theory of foreign direct investment (the dominant channel of international technology transfer) for technological development have not been fully explored. Dynamic analyses of technology transfer that accommodate the salient features of developing countries have also begun to appear only recently. Further work along these lines is likely to yield rich dividends.

JEL Classification: O14, O31, O38

Suggested Citation

Pack, Howard and Saggi, Kamal, Inflows of Foreign Technology and Indigenous Technological Development. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=5087

Howard Pack

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )

The Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States

University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6372
United States

Kamal Saggi (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University (SMU) - Department of Economics ( email )

Dallas, TX 75275
United States
214-768-3274 (Phone)
214-768-1821 (Fax)

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