Vertical Versus Horizontal Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillovers

Naoto Jinji, Xingyuan Zhang, Shoji Haruna

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)


Foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade are two major channels of international diffusion of technological knowledge (Keller 2004,2010). While a number of empirical studies confirm significant spillover effects of knowledge through imports, the empirical findings on technology spillover effects through FDI are conflicting. In particular, there is relatively little evidence of spillovers of knowledge from inward FDI to the host country’s firms in the same industry. For example, Haskel et al. (2007) examine the situation in the United Kingdom and find significantly positive productivity spillovers from FDI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Japanese Business and Economics
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Japanese Business and Economics
ISSN (Print)2197-8859
ISSN (Electronic)2197-8867

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Vertical Versus Horizontal Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillovers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this