publication . Preprint . 2003

Human Capital and Inward FDI

Blomström, Magnus; Kokko, Ari;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2003
After a review of the literature, we conclude that there is potential for significant ‘spillover effects’ from FDI into host countries. We identify some limitations of this potential, however, to do with the stock of human capital, the interest in local firms of promoting skills transfer and the competition environment. We suggest comparing conditions and effects between regions, particularly between East Asia and Latin America, where transfer in the former has been more consistent than in the latter. We propose further that an analysis of the type of FDI flowing to different regions and countries could provide clues to the potential for maximizing the gains to ...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: MNCs; FDI; Spillovers, FDI; MNCs; Spillovers, jel:J23, jel:O12
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publication . Preprint . 2003

Human Capital and Inward FDI

Blomström, Magnus; Kokko, Ari;