Foreign direct investment and technology transfer policies in Africa: A review of the Ghanaian experience

Ellis Luther Osabutey*, Yaw A. Debrah

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Abstract

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa has received research attention in the past two decades, and the flow of FDI into Africa has been on an upsurge. Countries such as Ghana have improved their investment climate to increase FDI attraction. Clamour for FDI has led policy focus toward attraction, with little attention to technology transfer and capacity building. FDI flow, global competitiveness index and tertiary enrollment data are adapted to evaluate technology transfer and capacity building. This article reveals that there is a policy vacuum and/or policy ineptitude: FDI policies are not integrated with education and human capital development policies, technology development policies, technology transfer policies, and private-sector development policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-456
Number of pages16
JournalThunderbird International Business Review
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

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