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Title: FDI Spillovers at Regional Level: Evidence from Portugal
Authors: Crespo, Nuno
Proença, Isabel
Fontoura, Maria Paula
Keywords: vertical spillovers
horizontal spillovers
multinational firms
productivity
FDI
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: ISEG – Departamento de Economia
Citation: Crespo, Nuno, Isabel Proença e Maria Paula Fontoura. 2007. "FDI Spillovers at Regional Level: Evidence from Portugal". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 28-2007/DE/CISEP
Series/Report no.: DE Working papers;nº 28-2007/DE/CISEP
Abstract: This paper aims to establish whether geographical proximity between the locations of multinational firms and domestic firms facilitates the occurrence of FDI spillovers. Using data for Portugal, this hypothesis is clearly confirmed. However, the impact varies according to whether the externalities considered are horizontal or vertical. In the first case, the impact is negative, which may result from the competition effect at regional level. With regard to vertical externalities, a positive impact through backward linkages is observed. These results raise important implications for the definition of economic policies aiming to attract FDI and promote regional development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2597
ISSN: 0874-4548
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