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

19 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2011

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Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello

European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

Marco Vivarelli

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Peter Voigt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

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.

Keywords: globalization, R&D, outsourcing, FDI

JEL Classification: F23, O32

Suggested Citation

Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Pietro and Vivarelli, Marco and Voigt, Peter, Drivers and Impacts in the Globalization of Corporate R&D: An Introduction Based on the European Experience. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5582. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1796537

Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello (Contact Author)

European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) ( email )

Marco Vivarelli

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano ( email )

Largo Gemelli 1
Milano, 20123
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Peter Voigt

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

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