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LANDA DIAZ, Heri Oscar. International knowledge spillovers and productivity: A study of the manufacturing industry in Mexico. Contad. Adm [online]. 2019, vol.64, n.1. ISSN 0186-1042.

The aim of this paper is to examine the degree of impact of technological externalities, associated with international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), on productivity, and the role of technological capabilities in the process of dissemination of knowledge. Tested empirically the contribution of the international flow of knowledge on Total Factor Productivity (TPF) of manufacturing in Mexico for the period 1999-2012, using a panel autoregressive distributive lag (ARDL) model. The main findings are: i) the presence of gains in productivity via international trade, however the magnitude of these coefficients is small; ii) technological externalities are more relevant in sectors with high technological capacity; iii) the FDI has a marginal and inconclusive on the performance of productivity contribution.

Keywords : Technological Externalities; Technological Capabilities; Productivity.

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