KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Global Location Patterns of R&D Investments
() and Hans Lööf
Abstract: This paper concerns offshore R&D investments, focusing
mainly on large multinational companies within the industrialized world.
What do we know about offshore R&D activities regarding trends, scope and
destinations, driving forces and constraints? What do we know about
consequences for the R&D investing company? What is the impact on national
systems of innovation, regional R&D externalities as well as on
agglomeration and urban economies of home and host countries?
Keywords: foreign direct investment; R&D; innovation; externalities; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F21; F23; O30; (follow links to similar papers)
18 pages, April 5, 2006
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