Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Geographical Proximity with Foreign Investors? Evidence from the Privatization of the Czech Glass Industry

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Title:Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Geographical Proximity with Foreign Investors? Evidence from the Privatization of the Czech Glass Industry
Creators:
Galeotti, Elisa
Journal or Publication Title:
AUCO Czech Economic Review, 3, 1, 026-48
Uncontrolled Keywords:FDI, agglomeration economies, panel data, regional location, glass industry

Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of geographical proximity and agglomeration of foreign direct investors on domestic firms in the privatized glass sector in the Czech Republic. The motivation for this research is based on the scant evidence in Central and Eastern Europe of the effects of geographical proximity and agglomeration on the productivity of domestic firms. This study aims to explain how spillovers are transferred from foreign direct investors to domestic firms in an industrial sector. The econometrical analysis, using original panel data from 1990 to 2006, provides evidence that the geographical proximity to foreign direct investors has a negative and significant effect on the productivity of domestic firms in the glass sector. The effect of agglomeration of foreign direct investors is significant, too. The results support the importance of geographic proximity and the agglomeration of foreign direct investors as a channel of spillovers and it conforms with the evidence that shows that fore ign direct investors have produced negative spillovers on domestic firms in transition countries. The analysis shows, however, that spillovers do not play a dominant role for the performance of privatized domestic firms in the glass sector and the importance of taking into account the industrial sector in the study of spillovers.

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Title:Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Geographical Proximity with Foreign Investors? Evidence from the Privatization of the Czech Glass Industry
Creators:
Galeotti, Elisa
Uncontrolled Keywords:FDI, agglomeration economies, panel data, regional location, glass industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Section of external journals > AUCO Czech Economic Review
Journal or Publication Title:AUCO Czech Economic Review
Volume:3
Number:1
Page Range:026-48
ISSN:1802-4696
Publisher:Charles University
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/183Publisher
ID Code:4329
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:01 Jun 2009 18:33
Last Modified:01 Jun 2009 16:33

Citation

Galeotti, Elisa (2009) Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Geographical Proximity with Foreign Investors? Evidence from the Privatization of the Czech Glass Industry. AUCO Czech Economic Review, 3 (1). 026-48. ISSN 1802-4696

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