FDI and Local Linkages in Developing Countries: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

@inproceedings{Amendolagine2013FDIAL,
  title={FDI and Local Linkages in Developing Countries: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Vito Amendolagine and Amadou Boly and Nicola D. Coniglio and Prota Francesco and Adnan {\vS}eri{\'c}},
  year={2013}
}
This paper investigates the determinants of backward linkages of foreign manufacturing firms in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries. We shed light on the micro and macro level factors which contribute to a higher degree of interactions between foreign subsidiaries and local firms. Our results indicate that the time since entry of foreign firms, the presence of a local partner in the ownership structure and a finalmarket orientation are associated with higher local linkages. Finally, we lend… CONTINUE READING

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