Futures of the Technological Knowledge Generation by Multinational Enterprises - A Scenario Approach

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 141-156, 2007

10 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2011

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Dana Mietzner

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

Guido Reger

University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg - Institute for Innovation and Internationalization

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyse trends and possible future changes in the way of knowledge production by multinational enterprises (MNE) and the relative role of MNE in the European Research Area. Various scenarios of the future of knowledge production by multinationals will be developed. The time horizon of the scenario will be to 2020. R&D is considered as one core element hereby. Four consistent scenarios are built. In scenario "The Long Boom", the investment in technological knowledge is dramatic and highly globally-distributed. In scenario "Ups and Downs", the overall investment in innovation stagnates and correlates with the economic up-and-down-swings. The "Handpicked Innovation" scenario includes, that MNE generate innovation only by chance and focus on internal knowledge generation. In the "Zero Grow" scenario, MNE restrain competition and technological knowledge becomes less and less important to differentiate in competition.

Keywords: scenarios, MNE

JEL Classification: 032

Suggested Citation

Mietzner, Dana and Reger, Guido, Futures of the Technological Knowledge Generation by Multinational Enterprises - A Scenario Approach (2007). International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 141-156, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736117

Dana Mietzner (Contact Author)

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau ( email )

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Guido Reger

University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg - Institute for Innovation and Internationalization ( email )

Brandenburg/Havel, 14770
Germany

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