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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

The Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment On Technology Transfer In The Ethiopian Metal And Engineering Industries

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Yared Lemma, Daniel Kitaw, GulelatGatew



Index Terms: FDI, Metal and Engineering Industries, Technology Transfer, Technological Capability, Local industries, Technology Policy



Abstract: This study examines the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on technology transfer inEthiopian metal and engineering industries. Different researches and reports indicate thattechnological inflow through FDI is an important conduit in promoting local industries toupgrade and to be competitive in the market place. A quantitative survey of 47 metal andengineering industries indicates that the technological capability of local industries toadopt, modify and improve a given technology is very weak, un-collaborative operatingenvironment between foreign and local industries and the national technology policies arevery weak to be benefited from the FDI. In this regard, policies are putted and frameworkis developed putting the contributors to effectively transfer technologies to Ethiopian metaland engineering industries from FDI.



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