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Recherche et développement, diffusion, adoption et croissance de la productivité : cas du secteur manufacturier tunisien

  • Economics
  • Education


This article generally examines the relationship between R&D and economic growth taking as an example of application the case of Tunisia. The results at the level of manufacturing industry sector have shown that Tunisia is able to benefit from the spillovers of R&D through the North-South cooperation programs. However, international trade as well as the intra-industry trade and the Foreign Direct Investments don't seem to be a vector of technological diffusion. This can be explained essentially by the weakness of the national absorption capacities at the manufacturing level which, in its turn, can be explained by the inefficiency of the Tunisian educational systems.

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