An Endogenous Growth Model for Technology Transfer through Foreign Direct Investment from DCS to LDC

By Amir Nasser Akhavan, M. Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor and Nooshin Jabbari Amirkabir.

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This paper develops an endogenous growth model where a Less Developed Countries (LDCs) through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and licensing. The model assumes that knowledge of DCs spills over to the LDC from licensing but not from FDI. It is found that the LDC relies on either FDI or licensing the decentralized equilibrium. However, due to knowledge spillovers from licensing encouraging licensing and regulation FDI will improve the welfare of a LDC, if his population size or its capacity to absorb knowledge of DCs is sufficiently large.

Keywords: Model for Technology Transfer, Foreign Direct Investment, Less Developed Countries, Developed Countries

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.207-216. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 720.583KB).

Dr. Amir Nasser Akhavan

Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, TEHRAN, IRAN, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Bsc in Mechanical Engineering, Leeds University, UK; Msc in Mechanical Engineering, Birmingham University, UK; PhD in Mangement of Technology , Bradford University, UK

M. Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nooshin Jabbari Amirkabir

Lecturer, Industrial Management, University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Bsc in Exploration Engineering, Tehran University Msc in Industrial Management, Islamic Azad university


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