Product Quality, Productive Efficiency, and International Technology Diffusion: Evidence from Plant-level Panel Data
World Bank, Development Research Group, Macroeconomics and Growth, and, Trade., 2002 - Electronic books - 39 pages
In Colombia, Mexico, and Morocco, firms' past exposure to foreign knowledge through exports, imported imputs, and foreign direct investment does not help to predict current product quality or productive efficiency.
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