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The Limits of R&D Internationalization and the Importance of Local Initiatives: Turkey as a Critical Case

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  • Karabag, Solmaz Filiz
  • Tuncay-Celikel, Asli
  • Berggren, Christian
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    Summary The growth of R&D in East Asia has triggered the notion of a new innovation geography, where R&D is no longer a privilege of the traditional OECD countries. What does this mean for mid-sized emerging economies, without the scale advantages and bargaining power of India or China? This paper uses Turkey as a case to examine the continual unevenness of international R&D investments. By analyzing opportunities and limitations for local initiatives in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries the paper finds that active private capital, a sufficient scale of production, and focused public policies are needed to attract international R&D.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 8 (August)
    Pages: 1347-1357

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:8:p:1347-1357

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    Keywords: R&D internationalization emerging economies Turkey local initiatives telecommunications pharmaceutical automotive;

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    1. Sandro Montresor & Antonio Vezzani, 2014. "On the R&D giants' shoulders: Do FDI help to stand on them?," JRC-IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 2014-01, Institute of Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.

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