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dc.contributor.authorKonara, P
dc.contributor.authorWei, Y
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-30T19:02:13Z
dc.date.available2017-08-30T19:02:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-02
dc.identifier.issn1014-9562
dc.identifier.issn2076-099X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/9880
dc.description.abstract

Foreign direct investment (FDI) carried out by multinational enterprises (MNEs) is recognized as a mechanism through which domestic firms can learn and improve competitiveness. Unlike the extant literature, which tends to focus on the aggregate effects of FDI in Sri Lanka, we investigate the role of FDI for domestic firm development at the firm level. Using World Bank Enterprise Survey data supplemented by industry data, preliminary investigation reveals that, compared with domestic firms, MNEs are larger, more productive, more profitable and more active in research and development (R&D). MNEs hire higher proportions of skilled workers and undertake more in-house training programs. They are also more export-oriented but rely more on inputs of foreign origin. The gaps between foreign and domestic firms indicate the potential that Sri Lankan firms can learn from MNEs and from FDI. The econometric study on firm-level productivity indicates positive direct effects and negative spillover effects of FDI on domestic firms. The findings have important policy implications.

dc.format.extent1-32
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUnited Nations Publications
dc.subject35 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.subject3507 Strategy, Management and Organisational Behaviour
dc.subject8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
dc.titleForeign direct investment as a catalyst for domestic firm development: The case of Sri Lanka
dc.typejournal-article
plymouth.issue3
plymouth.volume23
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalTransnational Corporations
dc.identifier.doi10.18356/a4a49e57-en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA17 Business and Management Studies
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-14
dc.identifier.eissn2076-099X
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.18356/a4a49e57-en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-06-02
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
plymouth.oa-locationhttp://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1777


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