Competitiveness Gap and Host Country Effects of FDI in the New OECD

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dc.contributor.author Zamborsky, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-21T23:47:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 2012, 5 (3/4), pp. 336 - 354 en
dc.identifier.issn 1742-7541 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/24213 en
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the relationship between foreign direct investment intensity and labour productivity of manufacturing industries in 14 OECD countries including the recent OECD members from Central Europe: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. I find the relationship between industry-level FDI intensity and labour productivity in the four new OECD members was significant and positive in 1992-2003 but weaker than in other OECD nations. The study builds on the FDI spillover literature analysing the 'technology gap' between foreign entrants and local firms originating from the host country. I introduce a concept of a 'competitiveness gap' that accounts for differences in intangible assets and labour productivity between foreign entrants and all firms in the host country industry (including foreign ones already there). My theoretical discussion and empirical findings confirm that industries with a low competitiveness gap benefited most from FDI in Central Europe in the medium run. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Trade and Global Markets en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Competitiveness Gap and Host Country Effects of FDI in the New OECD en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/IJTGM.2012.049982 en
pubs.issue 3/4 en
pubs.begin-page 336 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
pubs.author-url http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=49982 en
pubs.end-page 354 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 364185 en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Business & Economic en
pubs.org-id Management & Intl Business en
dc.identifier.eissn 1742-755X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-11-23 en


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