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Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth

1st Edition

Edited by D. McFetridge


404 pages

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pub: 2019-10-31
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Originally published in 1991, Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth is the first title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. The book examines how foreign investment has played an important role in Canadian economic development. Foreign investment also poses some important political challenges to host country governments. The studies in this volume examine the effect of foreign direct investment on the innovative capabilities of host countries with emphasis on the Canadian experience. These studies also assess the merits of public policies designed to increase the innovative activity of foreign firms in host countries.

Table of Contents



1. Strategic Trade Policy, Technology Spillovers and Foreign Investment, Richard G. Harris

2.The Theory of Technological Competence and its Application to International Production, John Cantwell

3. The Limited Importance of Large Firms in Canadian Technological Activities, Pari Patel And Keith Pavitt

4. Host Country Benefits of Foreign Investment, Magnus Blomstrom

5. R&D Capital, Spillovers and Foreign Affiliates in Canada, Jeffrey I. Bernstein

6. Multinational Responses to Trade and Technology Changes: Implications for Canada, Lorraine Eden

7. Foreign High-Technology Acquisitions in Canada's Manufacturing Sector, John R. Baldwin and Paul K. Gorecki

8.Foreign Investment and Technological Development in Silicon Valley, David J. Teece

9.Foreign Acquisitions Of Canadian High-Technology Firms, Steven Globerman

10.Employee and Supplier Learning in the Canadian Automobile Industry: Implications for

Competitiveness, Bernard M. Wolf and Glen Taylor

11. Technological Linkages and Foreign Ownership in the Canadian Aircraft Industry, Chris Debresson, Jorge Niosi, Robert Dalpé and Daniel Winer

Rapporteur's Comments, Richard G. Lipsey

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General