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Imported technology and manufacturing employment in Ethiopia

Haile, Getinet; Srour, Ilina; Vivarelli, Marco

Authors

Ilina Srour

Marco Vivarelli



Abstract

There is a dearth of research on the impact of technological change over employment in least developed countries (LDCs) embarking on globalization and consequent international technological transfer. Using a panel of 1,940 Ethiopian firms over the period 1996–2004 and deploying GMM-SYS estimates, this paper aims to establish the role played by trade, FDI and technology in affecting employment and skills. The results obtained lend support to a labour–augmenting effect. Moreover, the implemented two-equation dynamic framework provides evidence of a skill-bias specific to those enterprises with higher share of foreign ownership and located in the vicinity of the capital city.

Citation

Haile, G., Srour, I., & Vivarelli, M. (2017). Imported technology and manufacturing employment in Ethiopia. Eurasian Business Review, 7(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-016-0051-7

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 24, 2016
Online Publication Date May 17, 2016
Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Deposit Date Oct 13, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 13, 2016
Journal Eurasian Business Review
Print ISSN 1309-4297
Electronic ISSN 2147-4281
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 1
Pages 1-23
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s40821-016-0051-7
Keywords Employment, Skills, Globalization, FDI, Trade, Technological change, Ethiopia
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37515
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40821-016-0051-7
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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