1. Do foreign-owned firms pay more? Evidence from the Indonesian manufacturing sector 1990-99

    01 January 2005

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 98

  2. Foreign direct investment spillovers, absorptive capacities and human capital development: Evidence from Argentina.Working Paper No. 96

    01 January 2005

    This paper has been prepared within the framework of a research project on analysing the employment effects of multinational enterprises (MNEs), coordinated and edited by Ann Harrison of the University of Berkeley and Kee Beom Kim of the Multinational Enterprises Programme of the ILO. In this paper Rajneesh Narula and Anabel Marin address an important policy question: Do foreign firms really transfer technology to domestic enterprises? This is a critical question from a policy perspective since many governments attract multinational enterprises through generous tax holidays and other benefits on the assumption that they do, in fact, transfer technology to domestic enterprises.

  3. Economic and social effects of export processing zones in Costa Rica - Working Paper No. 97

    01 January 2005

    In this paper, Mauricio Jenkins analyses the economic and social impacts of export processing zones (EPZs) in Costa Rica and tests for backward linkages from firms in these zones to the local economy. Such a country case study of EPZs is particularly interesting and useful as many developing countries have encouraged EPZs as a tool to reap some of the benefits associated with globalization.


  1. Labour and Employment Issues in Foreign Direct Investment: Public Support Conditionalities

    01 November 2004

    Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 95

  2. Job quality in micro and small enterprises in Ghana: field research results

    01 October 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 68 - Series on Job Quality in Micro and Small Enterprise Development

  3. The 2004 Reader - Developing Markets for Business Development Services: Pioneering Systemic Approaches

    22 September 2004

    Fifth Annual BDS Seminar - Chiang Mai, Thailand, September 2004

  4. Social marketing for better job quality in micro and small enterprises in Ghana

    20 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 65

  5. Synergies through linkages : who benefits from linking finance and business development services?

    15 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 64

  6. Organizing in South Africa’s Informal Economy: An Overview of Four Sectoral Case Studies

    10 September 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 60 - Series on Representation and Organization Building

  7. MSE Radio Programme Listener Survey

    01 September 2004

    Carried out by FIT-SEMA

  8. Commercially sustainable BDS to poor customers - The case of Sri Lanka

    01 August 2004

  9. Commercially Sustainable BDS to Poor Customers

    01 August 2004

  10. Impact of National Policy and Legal Environments on Employment Growth and Investment in Micro and Small Enterprises

    07 July 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 63

  11. Linking Business Development Services to Financial Services: The case of Financiera Solución in Peru

    01 March 2004

  12. Industrial renewal and inter-firm relations in the supply chain of the Brazilian automotive industry

    01 February 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 46 - Series on upgrading in small enterprise clusters and global value chains

  13. The challenges of growing small businesses : insights from women entrepreneurs in Africa

    02 January 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 47

  14. Productivity, decent employment and poverty : conceptual and practical issues related to small enterprises

    02 January 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 67

  15. Enterprise Development Innovation Fund (EDIF) - Project Completion Report: Radio Media in Africa – a market development tool for business services

    01 January 2004

    DFID Reference: AG 3160 GLE Reference: BDS 06 ILO Project: RAF/02/18/UKM

  16. Facilitating labour market entry for youth through entreprise-based schemes in vocational education and training and skills development

    01 January 2004

    SEED Working Paper No. 48 - Series on Youth and Entrepreneurship

  17. Local economic development in post-crisis situations : operational guide

    01 January 2004

    Manual - Explains why local economic development (LED) is particularly effective in post-crisis situations and provides an overview of the LED process. Sets out a practical methodology for implementing activities at the grassroots level, including supporting business, attracting investment, networking and lobbying, environmental assessment and consideration of vulnerable groups.