International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Technology Spillovers through Imports and Absorptive Capacity in Turkey
Başak Dalgıç, Sevinç Mıhçı

In R&D based endogenous growth framework, due to the increase of technological capacity by reverse engineering, learning by doing and imitation effects, the interaction of developing countries with outside world will lead economic growth together with productivity increases through observing and utilizing new and more variety of intermediate and capital goods. The aim of this study is to examine the technological knowledge spillovers through imports within the frame of absorptive capacity for Turkish Manufacturing Industry. Departing from the assumption that the relation between technology spillovers and absorptive capacity is non-linear, threshold regression techniques are employed. The results provide evidence on the existence of international technology spillovers in Turkish Manufacturing Industry. The main finding of threshold regression analyses is that the efficiency of spillovers is differentiated with respect to the industry specific absorptive capacities.

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