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Multinationality, foreignness and institutional distance in the relation between R&D and productivity

  • Añón Higón, Dolores
  • Manjón Antolín, Miguel

This paper empirically examines to what extent being foreign and part of a multinational affects the endogenous relation between R&D and productivity. Our findings indicate that multinationals obtain in general higher R&D returns. Also, there is a negative foreignness effect in that domestic-owned multinationals outperform foreign subsidiaries. However, these effects are somehow moderated by the institutional distance between the home and host countries. These results, obtained for a panel of UK firms, are largely consistent with a set of hypotheses derived from the institutional and international business theories.

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Volume (Year): 41 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 592-601

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