Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions
Wang, Lili, Meijers, Huub and Szirmai, Adam (2013). Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions. UNU-MERIT.
Author Wang, Lili
Title Technological spillovers and industrial growth in Chinese regions Publication Date 2013 Publisher UNU-MERIT Abstract This paper focuses on the role of interregional technology spillovers in the process of industrial growth in Chinese regions in the period 1990-2005. Inflows of FDI increased rapidly from 1990 till 1998, slowing down thereafter. Domestic R&D investment accelerated after 1998. Regional industrial growth benefits from both interregional R&D spillovers and after 1998 from international FDI spillovers. However, in contrast to R&D spillovers, FDI spillovers contribute conditionally, mainly in areas where local R&D stocks are high enough. Interestingly, indirect interregional FDI spillover effects are negative. Foreign investment in one region attracts resources from regions with less FDI, thus having a negative influence on growth of industrial output in neighbouring regions. Keyword Technological spillovers
Foreign direct investment
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