Outward R&D and Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence Using Patent Citations
AbstractFDI is believed to be a conduit of new technologies between countries. Many have studied the cross-border knowledge diffusion due to outward FDI, but this paper is the first to study the advantages of outward FDI for the home country of multinationals conducting R&D abroad. To address this issue, we use patent citations as a proxy for technology spillovers and we bring empirical evidence that supports the hypothesis that a US subsidiary conducting R&D overseas facilitates the flow of knowledge between its host and home countries.
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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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patents; spillovers; R&D; FDI;
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