EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Impact of South–South FDI and Trade on the Export Upgrading of African Economies

Alessia Amighini () and Marco Sanfilippo ()

World Development, 2014, vol. 64, issue C, 1-17

Abstract: We explore the impact of FDI and imports on the upgrading of African exports. We find that South–South flows impact differently from North–South ones on the ability of recipients to absorb the positive spillovers. Results support the view that South–South integration has a strong potential for accelerating structural transformation in the continent. South–South FDI foster diversification in key low-tech industries such as agro-industry and textiles, and raise the average quality of manufacturing exports, while importing from the South increases the ability to expand the variety of manufactured exports and to introduce more advanced goods in less-diversified economies.

Keywords: South–South FDI; South–South trade; export diversification; export upgrading; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (32) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X14001429
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Impact of South-South FDI and trade on the export upgrading of African economies (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:64:y:2014:i:c:p:1-17

DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.05.021

Access Statistics for this article

World Development is currently edited by O. T. Coomes

More articles in World Development from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nithya Sathishkumar ().

 
Page updated 2021-06-10
Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:64:y:2014:i:c:p:1-17