This dissertation contributes to the empirical literature on the effects of international technology transfer on firms’ productivity and employment in developing and transition countries. It combines three empirical essays which provide evidence on how participation in international activities affects firms’ productivity, how it interacts with firms’ absorptive capacity and how it affects firms’ demand for skilled labour in 26 transition countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.The first study investigates whether foreign ownership, supplying multinationals (MNEs) located in the same country, foreign direct investment (FDI) horizontal spillovers, exporting and importing are conduits of international technology transfer and their relative importance for firms in 26 transition economies in ECA region using Business Enterprise and Environment Performance Survey (BEEPS) 2002 2005. It contributes to the literature by analyzing the impact of all main channels of international technology transfer simultaneously and by using a firm specific measure for supply linkages with MNEs, unlike previous studies that used industry level measures.
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