Publication
Title
Local sourcing in developing countries : the role of foreign direct investments and global value chains
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Abstract
The local sourcing of intermediate products is one the main channels for foreign direct investment (FM) spillovers. This paper investigates whether and how participation and positioning in the global value chains (GVCs) of host countries is associated to local sourcing by foreign investors. Matching two firm level data sets on 19 Sub-Saharan African countries and Vietnam to country-sector level measures of GVC involvement, we find that more intense GVC participation and upstream specialization are associated to a higher share of inputs sourced locally by foreign investors. These effects are larger in countries with stronger rule of law and better education. (C) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
Language
English
Source (journal)
World development. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2019
ISSN
0305-750X
Volume/pages
113 (2019) , p. 73-88
ISI
000449310800006
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UAntwerpen
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Subject
Law 
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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