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Openness and technological innovations in developing countries : [electronic resource] evidence from firm-level surveys / Rita Almeida, Ana Margarida Fernandes.

Author/Creator:
Almeida, Rita.
Publication:
[Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2006]
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Government document
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Policy research working papers ; 3985.
World Bank e-Library.
Policy research working papers
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World Bank working papers.
Subjects:
Free trade -- Developing countries.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Technology transfer -- Developing countries.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"The authors analyze the role of international technological diffusion for firm-level technological innovations in several developing countries. Their findings show that, after controlling for firm, industry, and country characteristics, exporting and importing activities are important channels for the diffusion of technology. They also find evidence that the majority of foreign-owned firms are significantly less likely to engage in technological innovations than minority foreign-owned firms or domestic-owned firms. The authors interpret this finding as evidence that the technology transferred from multinational parents to majority-owned subsidiaries is more mature than that transferred to minority-owned subsidiaries. This finding supports the idea that equity joint ventures maximize technology transfers to local firms. "--World Bank web site.
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Title from PDF file as viewed on 8/21/2006.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Contributor:
Fernandes, Ana Margarida.
World Bank.
World Bank.
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Print version: Almeida, Rita. Openness and technological innovations in developing countries.
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