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Determinants of MNE subsidiaries decision to set uo own R&D laboratories: Theory and Evidence

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  • Constantina Kottaridi
  • Marina Papanastassiou
  • Christos Pitelis

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We explore the determinants of MNE subsidiaries decisions to set-up own R&D laboratories drawing on evidence from UK regions. In this context, we also test for the interaction between firm’s internal and external environments. We also integrate extant IB and strategic management literatures and incorporate recent debates in New Economic Geography (NEG) in specifying the ‘external environment’. We find support for the role of firm’s ‘productive opportunity’ and predictions of the NEG on the basis of an analysis of primary data. We discuss implications for managerial practice and government regional policies.

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  • Constantina Kottaridi & Marina Papanastassiou & Christos Pitelis, 2007. "Determinants of MNE subsidiaries decision to set uo own R&D laboratories: Theory and Evidence," Working Papers 007, University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics.
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    MNE subsidiaries; R&D laboratory; internal and external environment; productive opportunity;

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