Title: The main drivers for the internationalisation of R&D activities by EU MNEs - IPTS WORKING PAPER ON CORPORATE R&D and INNOVATION - Nr. 2/2010
Authors: TUEBKE AlexanderCINCERA MICHELECOZZA CLAUDIO
Editors: BRANDSMA Andries
MONCADA PATERNO' CASTELLO Pietro
CINCERA MICHELE
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC54820
ISBN: 978-92-79-15717-2
ISSN: 1018-5593, 1831-872X
Other Identifiers: EUR 24325 EN/2
OP LF-NB-24-325-EN-C
URI: http://iri.jrc.ec.europa.eu/papers.htm
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54820
DOI: 10.2791/4113
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Based on an original and recent sample representative of the largest R&D corporations in the EU, this paper aims at investigating in a quantitative way the main factors explaining: (i) the decision of firms to increase their R&D investment effort in the near future; (ii) the main drivers explaining the favourite location choice for R&D; and (iii) the impact of direct and indirect policies to support R&D activities in the EU. The main findings suggest that competitive pressures from the US are the main determinants for increasing R&D investments. 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).
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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