Determinants of Equity-based and Co-operative Foreign R&D and Impact on the Parent Firm’s Performance
AbstractThe paper complements entry mode research by dealing with the choice of alternative modes of governance in the specific case of foreign R&D and its impact on a parent firm’s performance. Firstly, we identify the factors that determine whether a firm locates abroad any R&D activities, and, if it does so, whether it chooses an equity-based rather than a non-equity co-operative mode of governance. The OLI paradigm is used as theoretical background of this analysis. Secondly, we determine the impact of foreign R&D on a parent firm’s performance in terms of innovation output and labour productivity, and investigate whether this effect differs among firms using the one or the other governance mode. The study is based on separate estimations for Switzerland and Austria using comparable firm data and model specifications. The two countries are interesting cases as they strongly differ in terms of level and pattern of internationalisation.
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- Heinz Hollenstein & Martin Berger, 2012. "Determinants of Equity-based and Co-operative Foreign R&D and Impact on the Parent Firm’s Performance," KOF Working papers 12-305, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
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- NEP-ALL-2012-07-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-07-01 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EFF-2012-07-01 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-INO-2012-07-01 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2012-07-01 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2012-07-01 (Small Business Management)
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