Imported technology and manufacturing employment in Ethiopia

Haile, Getinet and Srour, Ilina and Vivarelli, Marco (2016) Imported technology and manufacturing employment in Ethiopia. Eurasian Business Review . ISSN 1309-4297

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Abstract

There is a dearth of research on the impact of technological change over employment in least developed countries (LDCs) embarking on globalization and consequent international technological transfer. Using a panel of 1,940 Ethiopian firms over the period 1996–2004 and deploying GMM-SYS estimates, this paper aims to establish the role played by trade, FDI and technology in affecting employment and skills. The results obtained lend support to a labour–augmenting effect. Moreover, the implemented two-equation dynamic framework provides evidence of a skill-bias specific to those enterprises with higher share of foreign ownership and located in the vicinity of the capital city.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Employment, Skills, Globalization, FDI, Trade, Technological change, Ethiopia
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-016-0051-7
Depositing User: Fuller, Stella
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2016 16:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37515

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