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


  • Girma
  • S.
  • Gong
  • Y.
  • Görg
  • H.
  • Krieger-Boden
  • C.
  • Lancheros
  • S.
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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.

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