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Investissements directs étrangers entrants et développement: l'enjeu de la capacité d'absorption

Alain Nurbel and Ibrahim Ahamada

Mondes en développement, 2008, vol. n° 143, issue 3, 79-96

Abstract: This paper deals with the concept of absorptive capacity and shows how much it matters for analysing the inward foreign direct investment spillovers on host countries. By leaning on the endogenous, competences and agglomerations theories, two aspects of the absorptive capacity are brought forth: an individual one, represented by human capital, and an organisational one, which comprises the level of the firm and the level of its environment. The possible governance structures should be appraised in accordance with their respective ability to release the learning potential of human capital and firms.

Keywords: globalisation; foreign direct investment; development; absorptive capacity; learning; human capital; competences; agglomerations; clusters; endogenous growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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