Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers: Evidence from the British Retail Sector

Higón, Dolores Añón and Vasilakos, Nicholas ORCID: (2011) Foreign Direct Investment Spillovers: Evidence from the British Retail Sector. The World Economy, 34 (4). pp. 642-666. ISSN 1467-9701

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This paper discusses the impact of foreign-ownership presence on the productivity performance of British-owned domestic retailers. In particular, we analyse the existence of productivity spillovers, in the form of knowledge transfer, by using establishment-level data from the Annual Respondents Database over the period 1997–2003. The results confirm the presence of such spillovers and highlight their positive and significant impact on the productivity of domestic firms, although these spillovers are mostly confined to the region in which foreign subsidiaries locate. There is also evidence that the productivity benefit from regional foreign direct investment spillovers increases with the absorptive capacity of domestic retailers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/reduced_inequalities
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Nicholas Vasilakos
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 18:12
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 23:59
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2011.01330.x

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