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In: Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 56, no. 4
Anna Kadeřábková - Marek Rojíček

The Role of FDI in Quality-based Competitiveness: the Case of Czech Republic

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Year, pages: 2008, 333 - 352
Keywords: technology intensity, FDI, value chain fragmentation JEL Classification: O13, O33, O38
Article type: Vedecký / article

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The paper evaluates the qualitative aspects of the Czech Republic position in the global economic flows in terms of their knowledge intensity. The stress is being put on structural characteristics of value-added, FDI and R&D and innovation activities indicating the change of competitive advantage towards the increasing role of internal innovation capacity and unique product and processes. This change, however, may not be fast enough to compensate for weakening cost-based competitiveness. Despite the increasing share of FDI companies in domes-tic R&D activities, their average knowledge intensity remains low. The prevailing competitive strategy relies on adoption of foreign technology knowl-edge to local needs, possibly with minor adjustments.

The paper evaluates the qualitative aspects of the Czech Republic position in the global economic flows in terms of their knowledge intensity. The stress is being put on structural characteristics of value-added, FDI and R&D and innovation activities indicating the change of competitive advantage towards the increasing role of internal innovation capacity and unique product and processes. This change, however, may not be fast enough to compensate for weakening cost-based competitiveness. Despite the increasing share of FDI companies in domes-tic R&D activities, their average knowledge intensity remains low. The prevailing competitive strategy relies on adoption of foreign technology knowl-edge to local needs, possibly with minor adjustments.

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Kadeřábková, A., Rojíček, M. 2008. The Role of FDI in Quality-based Competitiveness: the Case of Czech Republic . In Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 56, no.4, pp. 333-352. ISSN 0013-3035.

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Kadeřábková, A., Rojíček, M. (2008). The Role of FDI in Quality-based Competitiveness: the Case of Czech Republic . Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, 56(4), 333-352. ISSN 0013-3035.