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The internationalization of R&D

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  • Hall, Bronwyn H.

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    (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, and UC Berkeley)

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This paper surveys what we know about the internationalization of business R&D spending. I examine three specific questions about the global changes in R&D activity: First, what is the evidence that R&D is becoming more internationalized (more footloose)? Second, what are the factors that influence the choice of location for R&D? The third question asks how this is changing over time. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of this research and the trends in business R&D location for Canada.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 049.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2011049

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Keywords: business R&D; FDI; globalization; Canada;

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