Technology diffusion and productivity : evidence from the South African manufacturing sector

 

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dc.contributor.author Odendaal, Izak en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-13T14:16:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-13T14:16:45Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Odendaal, I. 2005. Technology diffusion and productivity : evidence from the South African manufacturing sector. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12787
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This paper builds on a growing literature on trade-related international technology diffusion. It examines whether South Africa can enhance its productivity by importing machinery and equipment that embodies foreign knowledge from trading partners that do significant amounts of research and development. The focus is on South Africa's manufacturing sector. Furthermore, the paper also examines the role of human capital in the facilitation of the effective adoption of foreign technology. Using trade data from 1976 to 2001 - imports from the European Union, industrialized countries and 'advanced' developing countries - the relationship between capital imports and total factor productivity growth and human capital is analysed using the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration. The results show that there is evidence of an equilibrium relationship between the variables; that foreign technology spillovers have taken place in the manufacturing sector, and that the effect on productivity is enhanced by the presence of quality human capital. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Philosophy and the Political Economy en_ZA
dc.title Technology diffusion and productivity : evidence from the South African manufacturing sector en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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