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Contrasting the Perception and Response of Domestic Manufacturing Firms to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pacheco-López, Pénelope (2014) Contrasting the Perception and Response of Domestic Manufacturing Firms to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa. Working paper. School of Economics, University of Kent, Kent, UK (Unpublished) (KAR id:80329)

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Abstract

This paper uses the data set from the fourth survey by UNIDO of manufacturing firms in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify whether foreign direct investment affects the behaviour of local firms with respect to investment, product innovation and process innovation. We look at the perception and response of 1,140 manufacturing firms in 9 sectors in 19 countries. Using Probit models the results suggest that, once controlling for firm's characteristics, there is a marked difference between perception and eality. The presence of foreign investment has not affected the behaviour of the vast majority of domestic firms in terms of their investment, production of similar products to foreign firms, production of different products to avoid competition or adopt similar production technologies

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: FDI; investment; technology; Sub-Saharan African countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Penelope Pacheco-Lopez
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 09:11 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 15:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80329 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pacheco-López, Pénelope: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1431-2289
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