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Foreign-owned firms in the technology take-off in China

In the run-up to WTO accession in 2001, China considerably liberalised its policy towards FDI. This column argues that foreign acquisitions contributed significantly to raising export activities and R&D activities, though rather through joint ventures than whole acquisitions.


Sourafel Girma
Yundan Gong
Christiane Krieger-Boden - Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) / Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Christiane Krieger-Boden
Sandra Lancheros