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Title:Multinational companies, technology spillovers, and plant survival PDF Logo
Authors:Görg, Holger
Strobl, Eric
Issue Date:2003
Citation:[Series:] Diskussionspapiere [Editor:] Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin 66
Series/Report no.:DIW-Diskussionspapiere 366
Abstract:This paper examines the effect of the presence of multinational companies on plant survival in the host country. We postulate that multinational companies can impact positively on plant survival through technology spillovers. We study the nature of the effect of multinationals using a Cox proportional hazard model which we estimate using plant level data for Irish manufacturing industries. Our results show that the presence of multinationals has a life enhancing effect only on indigenous plants in high tech industries, suggesting the presence of technology spillovers. In contrast, multinationals compete with each other in low tech sectors in the host country.
Subjects:Multinational Companies , Technology Spillovers , Plant Survival
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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