Pamela Siler
Abertay University
International tradeEconomicsChinaForeign direct investmentPanel data
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#1Peter J. Buckley (University of Leeds)H-Index: 60
#2Jeremy Clegg (University of Leeds)H-Index: 15
Last. Gianluigi Giorgioni (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)H-Index: 12
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There is increasing interest in the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on host country productivity. However, contradictory empirical results have been obtained from a number of previous studies. Kokko et al (1994, 1996), Egger and Pfaffermayr (2001), Blomstrom and Persson (1983), and Bertschek (1995), for example, found evidence of a significant positive effect of FDI on spillovers. Haddad and Harrison (1993), Girma et al (2001), Kholdy (1995), Globerman (1979), and Veugelers and Houte (...
23 CitationsSource
#1Ping Zheng (University of Leeds)H-Index: 11
#2Pamela Siler (Abertay University)H-Index: 5
Last. Gianluigi Giorgioni (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)H-Index: 12
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This paper focuses on the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on regional economic growth in China by using an extended production function model. Panel data are employed at the province level across 29 provinces over the period 1985–1999. Provinces are then split into three macro-regions. The empirical results indicate that FDI has contributed to economic growth in all three macro-regions of China. From a policy perspective, our results suggest that the Chinese government should provide...
5 CitationsSource
#1Ping Zheng (Dund.: University of Dundee)H-Index: 11
#2Pamela Siler (Dund.: University of Dundee)H-Index: 5
Last. Gianluigi Giorgioni (Dund.: University of Dundee)H-Index: 12
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The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the export performance of Chinese indigenous firms. A panel data analysis is employed using data across 29 provinces over the 1985-99 period. Owing to the exceptionally uneven distribution of FDI, the analysis compares the impact of FDI on all provincial exports and exports of indigenous firms over the three macro-regions of China. While the findings of the empirical analysis should be viewed with ca...
20 CitationsSource
#1Pamela Siler (Abertay University)H-Index: 5
#2Chengqi Wang (University of Leeds)H-Index: 23
Last. Xiaming Liu (Aston University)H-Index: 26
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SILER P., WANG C. and LIU X. (2003) Technology transfer within multinational firms and its impact on the productivity of Scottish subsidiaries, Reg. Studies 37 , 15-25. This paper aims to examine the extent to which the technology generated in US parent firms is transferred to their Scottish affiliates in the form of productivity gains. Using a firm-level panel data set, the empirical results show that the labour productivity growth of Scottish subsidiaries is positively linked to the RD those t...
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#1Chengqi WangH-Index: 23
#2Pamela SilerH-Index: 5
Last. Xiaming LiuH-Index: 26
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There is now considerable evidence to show that domestically-owned firms (DOEs) have lower levels of labour productivity than foreign-owned subsidiaries (FOSs) in UK manufacturing industry. In explaining these productivity differences, most studies refer to the firm-specific advantages which multinationals possess, allowing them to succeed in foreign environments. In fact, as Barrell and Pain (1997) point out, if foreign-owned assets are no more productive than those that are locally-owned, the ...
10 CitationsSource
#1Xiaming Liu (Aston University)H-Index: 26
#2Pamela Siler (Abertay University)H-Index: 5
Last. Yingqi Wei (Lancaster University)H-Index: 21
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This paper examines intra-industry productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) in the UK manufacturing sector. The empirical analysis uses panel data for 48 UK industries over the period 1991–1995. A major contribution is empirical evidence on spillover effects in situations where the host country is developed. The results indicate that the very presence of FDI has a positive spillover impact on the productivity of UK-owned firms. The analysis also shows that the extent to which...
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