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Empirical Studies: Approaches, Methodological Problems and Findings

Bjoern Jindra ()

Chapter 3 in Technology Transfer via Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, 2006, pp 30-71 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract Chapter 3 maps out the empirical research in the area of technology transfer via foreign subsidiaries. The bulk of the empirical work has been produced by econometric studies employing the production function approach and quantitative data. After discussing the methodological problems involved, a simple form of meta-analysis is employed to interpret the findings of nineteen studies from transition countries. However, this chapter also considers the newly emerging research from mezzo-analysis, which introduces qualitative data into the study. The general aim is to explore the methodological challenges, limitations and insights of the two approaches. This should allow us to develop a more thorough understanding of the current state of empirical research in the field. Moreover, extensions of existing work are suggested where appropriate, and potential new research trends are highlighted.

Keywords: Ordinary Little Square; Technology Transfer; Absorptive Capacity; Foreign Ownership; Transition Country (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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DOI: 10.1057/9780230524484_3

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