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special issue: The new geography of corporate research in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

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  • John Cantwell

    () (Department of Economics, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA, UK)

  • Grazia D. Santangelo

    () (Facolt, di Giurisprudenza, Universit, degli Studi di Catania, Via Gallo, 24, 95124 Catania, Italy)

Abstract

In the new ICT-based paradigm MNCs have increasingly locationally dispersed competence-creating activities. Using patent data granted in the US to the largest European-owned electronic corporations and all the largest companies in other industries for their ICT research in the European regions, this paper investigates the regional dispersion of such research. We find that co-specialised electronic companies do not tend to develop related R&D in the same regional location, but non-electronic firms undertake related ICT development in a common centre of excellence. Thus, intra-industry competition encourages the geographical separation of co-specialised research, while inter-industry cooperation entails the co-location of related research.

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  • John Cantwell & Grazia D. Santangelo, 2002. "special issue: The new geography of corporate research in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 163-197.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joevec:v:12:y:2002:i:1:p:163-197
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