Impacts of R and D, exports and FDI on productivity in Chinese manufacturing firms

Wei, Y and Liu, X (2004) Impacts of R and D, exports and FDI on productivity in Chinese manufacturing firms. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Abstract

This paper assesses the impacts of R&D, export and the presence of foreign direct investment (FDI) on Chinese manufacturing productivity based on a panel data on more than 10,000 indigenous and foreign-invested firms for the period 1998-2001. Indigenous Chinese firms are found to significantly benefit from their own export activities and R&D spillovers. Given some specific characteristics of China as a transition economy, OECD invested firms produce strong negative intra-industry spillovers on indigenous Chinese firms across regions but strong positive intra- and inter-industry spillovers within the same regions. Overseas Chinese firms from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan exert positive intra-industry productivity spillovers only. The robustness analysis suggests that different measures of FDI could lead to different results. Our findings have important implications for both business managers and policy makers.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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ID Code: 48700
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 21:07
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 20:01
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48700

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