Horizontal versus Vertical R&D Spillovers and Trade Flows in Differentiated Products in the Case of TunisiaBel Hadj Tarek*
Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia
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- Tarek BJ
Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax,
University of Sfax, Tunisia
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Received March 30, 2015; Accepted May 18, 2015; Published May 25, 2015
Citation: Tarek BH (2015) Horizontal versus Vertical R&D Spillovers and Trade Flows in Differentiated Products in the Case of Tunisia. J Glob Econ 3: 141. doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000141
Copyright: © 2015 Tarek BH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper aims to analyze the impact of horizontal (intra-industry) and vertical (inter-industry) R&D spillovers on trade flows in differentiated products and hence, on the pattern of international trade. We consider that such approach presents a high added value both theoretically and empirically seen that the horizontal and vertical nature of R&D spillovers has not been studied enough in the literature on the one hand, and on the other hand, the integration of product differentiation into our analysis as a potential vector of competitive advantages and generator of a favorable competitive position.