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Spatial Effects of Foreign Direct Investment Flows on Industrial Performance in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Effets spatiaux des flux d'investissements directs étrangers sur la performance industrielle dans les pays d'Afrique subsaharienne

Kirsi Zongo () and Mahamadou Diarra ()
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Kirsi Zongo: Université Norbert ZONGO de Koudougou

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Abstract: This paper rigorously analyzes the effects of foreign direct investment inflows on the industrial performance in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) economies. Applying the Durbin spatial method (SDM) on a two-sector model to account for spatial effects, the empirical results show that the higher the capacity of SSA countries to attract foreign investments, the higher is the job-inducing effect and value-added created in the industrial sector, while no technology transfer was induced. This finding highlights the importance for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa to direct foreign direct investment towards strategic sectors where they benefit from comparative advantages and improve the business climate to attract more FDI, a pledge of any industrial development.

Keywords: Spatial Econometrics; Industrial Performance; Foreign Direct Investment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-04-23
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-fdg and nep-int
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