Imported Technology and Manufacturing Employment in Ethiopia

Getinet Haile, Ilina Srour, Marco Vivarelli

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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 1940 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalEurasian Business Review
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Employment
  • Ethiopia
  • FDI
  • Globalization
  • Skills
  • Technological change
  • Trade

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