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Drivers and Impacts in the Globalization of Corporate R&D: An Introduction Based on the European Experience

  • Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Pietro

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    (European Commission)

  • Vivarelli, Marco

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    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

  • Voigt, Peter

    ()

    (European Commission)

The globalization of R&D activities has continued its growth path as companies are increasingly trying to capture knowledge and market opportunities internationally. The rapid evolution of national economies and the ways to conduct knowledge-intensive businesses has led researchers and analysts to pursue a deeper understanding of the globalization of corporate R&D and the related driving factors and impacts. This introduction to the Special Section: "Globalization and Corporate R&D" forthcoming in Industrial and Corporate Change (vol. 20 (2), April 2011) provides an update of trends in the globalization of corporate R&D. It reviews the literature on the main drivers and impacts of the process under investigation, introduces the papers for this Special Section, and offers some concluding remarks.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Publication status: published in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2011(2), 20, 585-603
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5582
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  1. Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello, 2010. "New insights on EU-US comparison of corporate R&D," JRC-IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 2010-01, Institute of Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre.
  2. Raquel Ortega-Argilés & Mariacristina Piva & Lesley Potters & Marco Vivarelli, 2009. "Is Corporate R&D Investment in High-Tech Sectors More Effective?," DISCE - Quaderni del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali dises0955, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
  3. Mikko Ketokivi & Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö, 2009. "Unbundling R&D and Manufacturing: Postindustrial Myth or Economic Reality?," Review of Policy Research, Policy Studies Organization, vol. 26(1-2), pages 35-54, 01.
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