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Links between Technology Creation, Internationalization, and Human Resource Management


  • Andersson, Thomas


Understanding knowledge creation in small economies requires consideration to the restructuring across borders undertaken by multinational firms. Examining firmspecific data on Swedish industry, this paper surveys new evidence on the location of R&D at home and abroad and the characteristics of knowledge transfers in different directions. It is further explored how internationalization in external sources of technology and R&D activities relate to human resource management. Country-specific macro-economic conditions in the late 1980s accounted for the absence of positive links between R&D and training, on the one hand, and industrial performance within Sweden on the other.

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  • Andersson, Thomas, 1995. "Links between Technology Creation, Internationalization, and Human Resource Management," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 86, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0086

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    R&D; technology transfers; multinational firms willingness;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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