Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/17700
Authors: 
Kopp, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 996
Abstract: 
We consider two channels via which foreign inputs into industrial production may lead to productivity effects. The first one concerns dynamic externalities between firms which share technical and organizational knowledge which is vital for the productivity growth of a particular industry. We show by which institutional mechanism firms are able to share proprietary knowledge which is of economic value for the competitor. An increase of the number of cooperating firms due to foreign direct investments leads to growth effects. The second channel of growth effects resulting from openness is derived from an increase of the imports of physical inputs due to a greater variety of inputs for final goods production.
Subjects: 
North-South trade
FDI
intermediate goods
JEL: 
O19
O31
F23
F21
F12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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