Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Technology Transfer: A Survey

@inproceedings{Saggi1999TradeFD,
  title={Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Technology Transfer: A Survey},
  author={Kamal Saggi},
  year={1999}
}
What role does trade play in international technology transfer? Do technologies introduced by multinational firms diffuse to local firms? What kinds of policies have proved successful in encouraging technology absorption from abroad and why? Using these questions as motivation, this article surveys the recent trade literature on international technology transfer, paying particular attention to the role of foreign direct investment. The literature argues that trade necessarily encourages growth… 

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