Determinants of R&D Offshoring

IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation – No 2/2015

25 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2015

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Gavin Murphy

Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland

Iulia Siedschlag

Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin; Trinity College Dublin - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 23, 2015

Abstract

We analyse determinants of an enterprise’s decision to offshore R&D activities using a novel data set for enterprises in Ireland over the period 2001-2006. Our results suggest that, on average, other things equal, enterprises integrated in international production and innovation networks, and enterprises which used information and communication technologies (ICT) more intensively were more likely to offshore R&D. Furthermore, characteristics of the import source region had an important influence on enterprise offshoring behaviour, with offshoring to regions outside of the advanced European Union’s economies being less likely.

Keywords: Global production and innovation networks, International sourcing of R&D.

JEL Classification: F14, F23, D22.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Gavin and Siedschlag, Iulia, Determinants of R&D Offshoring (July 23, 2015). IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation – No 2/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2635073 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2635073

Gavin Murphy

Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland ( email )

Whitaker Square
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2
United States

Iulia Siedschlag (Contact Author)

Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin ( email )

Whitaker Square
Sir John's Rogerson Quay
Dublin
Ireland

Trinity College Dublin - Department of Economics ( email )

Dublin
Ireland

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