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Main drivers for local and global R&D sourcing of European Multinational Enterprises

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  • Michele Cincera
  • Claudio Cozza
  • Alexander Tübke

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Based on an original and recent representative sample of 130 large EU-based R&D corporations, this paper empirically investigates the main factors explaining the favourite (national or international) location choice for R&D activities. The main findings suggest that public support to R&D and proximity to other activities of the company influence the decision to locate R&D in the home country. Considerations on the cost of employing researchers become one factor among others only for firms preferring a location outside their home country, in particular in the rest of the world (countries other than the EU or the US).

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  • Michele Cincera & Claudio Cozza & Alexander Tübke, 2014. "Main drivers for local and global R&D sourcing of European Multinational Enterprises," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/259416, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/259416
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