Technology Licensing and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Developing Economies

Dec. 14, 2021 - Arzi Adbi, Xiaojin Liu, Anant Mishra

Citation: Adbi, A., Liu, X., & Mishra, A. (2021). Technology Licensing and Productivity Growth:  Evidence from Manufacturing Firms in Developing Economies. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. DOI: 10.1287/msom.2020.0946

Research Summary:
Collecting World Bank data for South and East Asian manufacturing firms, we study how technology licensing affects immediate productivity growth. While using foreign technology may help these firms in the long run, they would experience disruptive effects in the short run. Firms and policy makers in emerging economies also need to mitigate the influence of workforce training programs, corruption and infrastructure constraint levels in order to fully benefit from new technology – both now and in the future.