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Multinational firms, global value chains and the organization of technology transfer

Federica Saliola; Antonello Zanfei;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
Abstract
This paper combines insights from different streams of literature to develop a more comprehensive framework for the analysis of technology transfer via value chain relationships. We integrate the existing literature in three ways. First, we consider value chain relationships as a multi-facet process of interaction between buyers and suppliers, involving different degrees of knowledge transmission and development. Second, we assess whether and to what extent value chain relationships are associated with the presence of multinationals and with their embeddedness in the host economy. Third, we take into account the capabilities of local firms to handle the technolo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Global value chain, multinationals, technology transfer, knowledge spillovers, jel:F10, jel:F23, jel:O33
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