EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Internal and external factors of competitiveness in the middle-income countries

Isabel Alvarez (), Raquel Marín and Georgina Maldonado
Additional contact information
Raquel Marín: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales
Georgina Maldonado: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales

No 908, Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales

Abstract: The diverse group of middle-income countries (MIC) is composed by some economies with an active behavior in exports of technology-intensive goods that is strictly better than the group average. One of the factors explaining such a result is the improvement of their national technological capabilities that affects the dynamism of their productive and trade structure generating competitiveness gains. There are grounded reasons to think that this is also a consequence of external effects and the potential impacts that both trade and foreign direct investments (FDI) flows generate in those economies where foreign companies have contributed to the industrialization and modernization of their productive systems. In this paper, we analyze the possibilities of integration of the MIC economies into the dynamic high-tech markets as the interplay between the role of FDI and their ability for the absorption and creation of technology. We will observe based upon empirical analysis with panel data (1998-2005), what is the relative importance of internal and external factors for the improvement of the international competitiveness in these developing economies.

Keywords: competitiveness; FDI; high-tech; middle income countries; competitividad; IDE; alta tecnología; países de renta media (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 50 pages
Date: 2009
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations:

Downloads: (external link)
https://eprints.ucm.es/id/eprint/9570/1/WP_08-09.pdf Full text (application/pdf)

Related works:
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:ucm:wpaper:0908

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales. Finca Mas Ferre Campus de Somosaguas 28223 Madrid

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Águeda González Abad ().

 
Page updated 2024-07-20
Handle: RePEc:ucm:wpaper:0908