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


  • Sourafel Girma
  • Yundan Gong
  • Holger Görg
  • Christiane Krieger-Boden
  • Sandra Lancheros
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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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Key Words

  • China
  • FDI
  • R&D