Human Capital Intensity in Technology-Based Firms Located in Portugal: Do Foreign Multinationals Make a Difference?

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Ana Teresa Tavares; Aurora A. C. Teixeira;
  • Subject: Foreign direct investment (FDI), multinational enterprises (MNEs), human capital, education, technology-based firms (TBFs).
    • jel: jel:F23 | jel:J24

This paper contributes to the scarce empirical literature on the impact of foreign ownership on human capital intensity. New evidence is provided, based on a comprehensive, large-scale survey of technology-based firms located in Portugal. Using two alternatives measures... View more
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