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Sotiris Blanas will present his paper entitled "Knowledge Transfer and Intra-Firm Trade" on Wednesday 16th at 13:00 in room D144 (IRES building).
Abstract : We study any differences in terms of knowledge transfer from their parent between 2403 foreign affiliates with and without intra-firm trade in 19 sub-Saharan-African countries in 2009. The extensive and intensive margins of intra-firm trade are positively associated with knowledge transferred in the form of patents, trademarks, and brand names, technology and know-how, and access to finance, to foreign supplier network and to global markets. The more intense knowledge transfer associated with intra-firm trade results in higher production efficiency for multinationals which engage in this trade activity.