Linked in by foreign direct investment: The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia

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Linked in by foreign direct investment : The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia. / Newman, Carol; Page, john; Rand, John; Shimeles, Abebe; Söderbom, Måns; Tarp, Finn.

2018.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Harvard

Newman, C, Page, J, Rand, J, Shimeles, A, Söderbom, M & Tarp, F 2018 'Linked in by foreign direct investment: The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia'.

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Newman, C., Page, J., Rand, J., Shimeles, A., Söderbom, M., & Tarp, F. (2018). Linked in by foreign direct investment: The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia. UNU WIDER Working Paper Series, Nr. 161, Bind. 2018

Vancouver

Newman C, Page J, Rand J, Shimeles A, Söderbom M, Tarp F. Linked in by foreign direct investment: The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia. 2018 dec.

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Newman, Carol ; Page, john ; Rand, John ; Shimeles, Abebe ; Söderbom, Måns ; Tarp, Finn. / Linked in by foreign direct investment : The role of firm-level relationships in knowledge transfers in Africa and Asia. 2018. (UNU WIDER Working Paper Series; Nr. 161, Bind 2018).

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