Publication
Title
Impact of South-South FDI and trade on the export upgrading of African economies
Author
Abstract
We explore the impact of FDI and imports on the upgrading of African exports. We find that SouthSouth flows impact differently from NorthSouth ones on the ability of recipients to absorb the positive spillovers. Results support the view that SouthSouth integration has a strong potential for accelerating structural transformation in the continent. SouthSouth FDI foster diversification in key low-tech industries such as agro-industry and textiles, and raise the average quality of manufacturing exports, while importing from the South increases the ability to expand the variety of manufactured exports and to introduce more advanced goods in less-diversified economies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
World development. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2014
ISSN
0305-750X
Volume/pages
64(2014), p. 1-17
ISI
000342246100001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Publication type
Subject
External links
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Creation 04.12.2014
Last edited 04.08.2017