Spatial technological spillover analysis in selected countries in Asia

Document Type : Research Paper



In recent decades streams of technological spillover to countries, especially developing countries, have been considered, because these spillovers lead to increased knowledge, creation of competitive advantages, convergence and economic integration. Considering the advantages and importance of this subject, this study investigates the technology spillovers in selected countries of Asia in the period of 2011-1995, using spatial econometric methods. The results are presented in the form of technology spillover effects within countries and internationally. The results indicate a positive indirect and feedback effect of changes in the indicators of human development; research and development expenditures and import lead to knowledge transfer all these results endorse the existence of technological spillover and capacity for absorbing technology in these countries.


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