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The innovative performance of foreign-owned enterprises in small open economies

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  • Bernhard Dachs

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  • Bernd Ebersberger
  • Hans Lööf

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This paper compares the innovative performance of foreign-owned and domestically owned enterprises in five European countries. We look at innovation inputs, outputs, and examine how strong foreign-owned enterprises are embedded in the innovations systems of their host countries. We find that foreign ownership causes no differences in innovation input, but yields a higher innovation output and higher labour productivity. In four of the five countries, affiliates of foreign multinationals show a similar or even a higher propensity to co-operate with domestic partners than domestically owned enterprises

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Technology Transfer.

Volume (Year): 33 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 393-406

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Keywords: Austria; Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; Innovation; Multinational enterprises; Foreign-owned enterprises; CIS; O310; F230;

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