• ISSN: 2010-023X
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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IJTEF 2013 Vol.4(6): 364-371 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2013.V4.318

The Role of Foreign Presence in the Technology Transfer

Imen Daoud Naanaa and Fethi Sellaouti
Abstract—Many empirical studies have shown that a large part of the growth productivity is realized through foreign technology, so the objective of this paper is to test the role of foreign presence in the technology transfer through the analysis of its impact on productivity for Tunisian manufactory sector-based over the period 1990-2012. To this end, econometric equations that relate the total factor productivity (TFP), with foreign direct investment (FDI) that reflects technological spillovers will be tested. However, we use the generalized method of moments to determine the TFP.

Index Terms—Diffusion of technology, foreign direct investment (FDI), productivity.

The authors are with Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Tunis (FSEGT), Tunisia (e-mail: daoudimen@yahoo.fr, fethi.sellaouti@fsegt.rnu.tn).

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Cite:Imen Daoud Naanaa and Fethi Sellaouti, "The Role of Foreign Presence in the Technology Transfer," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.4, no.6, pp. 364-371, 2013.

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