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The Limits of R&D Internationalization and the Importance of Local Initiatives: Turkey as a Critical Case

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  • Karabag, Solmaz Filiz
  • Tuncay-Celikel, Asli
  • Berggren, Christian

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Summary The growth of R&D in East Asia has triggered the notion of a new innovation geography, where R&D is no longer a privilege of the traditional OECD countries. What does this mean for mid-sized emerging economies, without the scale advantages and bargaining power of India or China? This paper uses Turkey as a case to examine the continual unevenness of international R&D investments. By analyzing opportunities and limitations for local initiatives in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries the paper finds that active private capital, a sufficient scale of production, and focused public policies are needed to attract international R&D.

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  • Karabag, Solmaz Filiz & Tuncay-Celikel, Asli & Berggren, Christian, 2011. "The Limits of R&D Internationalization and the Importance of Local Initiatives: Turkey as a Critical Case," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(8), pages 1347-1357, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:8:p:1347-1357
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