Trade liberalization and innovation decisions of firms: Lessons from Post-1980 Turkey

2003-01-01
Determinants of innovation decisions of Turkish manufacturing firms are estimated for 1989-93, with an emphasis on determinants that are linked to trade policy reforms of the 1980s. Using plant-level data, we find that positive effects of trade liberalization on innovation decision are transmitted mainly through technology embodied in imported machinery. Being a technology licensee, an exporter, or having a foreign partner does not exert a significant positive effect on a firm's probability to innovate, nor do technology spillovers due to the presence of foreign firms in the Turkish manufacturing industry.

Citation Formats
M. T. Pamukcu, “Trade liberalization and innovation decisions of firms: Lessons from Post-1980 Turkey,” World Development, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1443–1458, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/31508.