Managing FDI technology spillovers: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets

Xiaowen Tian

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Abstract

Prior studies on foreign direct investment (FDI) technology spillovers have offered little guidance to transnational corporations (TNCs) on how to protect and exploit technology across borders. The present paper argues that TNCs can manage technology spillovers through selection of entry modes, selection of technologies, and selection of investment priorities in the affiliates they establish in foreign markets. A number of hypotheses are derived from theoretical analyses and are tested against firm-level data from China. The findings of the paper have significant implications for TNCs that face fierce competition from local firms in emerging markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-284
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Technology
China
Transnational corporations
Technology spillovers
Foreign direct investment
Emerging markets
Firm-level data
Mode of entry
Guidance

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