Technology transfers , foreign investment and productivity spillovers : evidence from Vietnam *

@inproceedings{Newman2013TechnologyT,
  title={Technology transfers , foreign investment and productivity spillovers : evidence from Vietnam *},
  author={Carol Newman and J. Rand and Theodore Talbot and Finn Tarp},
  year={2013}
}
This paper provides new evidence on the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the productivity of domestic firms. Using a specially designed survey on a sample of over 7,500 manufacturing firms in Vietnam we uncover some of the mechanisms that explain productivity spillovers from FDI through vertical linkages along the supply chain. Our results suggest that domestic firms experience more productivity spillovers through forward linkages from foreign-input suppliers to domestic… CONTINUE READING