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    Capital and technology flows: changing technology acquisition strategies in developing countries

    Athreye, S. and Kapur, Sandeep (2015) Capital and technology flows: changing technology acquisition strategies in developing countries. In: Archibugi, Daniele and Filippetti, A. (eds.) The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 195-215. ISBN 9781118739068.

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    Given the imperfections in markets for technology, foreign direct investment (FDI) has been regarded as a channel for the transfer of technologies from developed to developing countries. FDI was able to generate technological spillovers through vertical linkages with host-country firms and through involuntary leakages. Evidence suggests that inward FDI was a weak channel and with only limited technological spillovers in developing countries. With the wave of globalization that started in the 1980s, trade in disembodied technology has boomed. Some large firms in developing countries have also acquired technology through outward foreign investment, typically through acquisitions of firms with a portfolio of technology products. Reinforcing these channels for technology acquisition by developing country firms merits active policy interventions.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): corporatism, globalization, innovation, internationalism, social capital
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sandeep Kapur
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 14:35
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:21


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