Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2014/25: Is Co-Invention Expediting Technological Catch Up? A Study of Collaboration between Emerging Country Firms and EU inventors

Elisa Giuliani (), Arianna Martinelli () and Roberta Rabellotti ()
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Elisa Giuliani: Dept. Economics & Management, University of Pisa
Arianna Martinelli: LEM – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Roberta Rabellotti: Department of Political and Social Sciences, Università di Pavia

Abstract: Firms from emerging countries such as Brazil, India, and China (BIC) are going global, and Europe is attracting around one-third of their direct outward investments. Growing internationalization constitutes an opportunity for technological catch up. In this paper we analyze BIC firms’ cross-border inventions with European Union (EU-27) actors, during the period 1990-2012. Our results suggest that cross-border inventions represent an opportunity for BIC firms to accumulate technological capabilities, access frontier knowledge, and appropriate the property rights of co-inventions. This paper contributes to the understanding of the catching up process by emerging country firms, and offers some policy recommendations.

Keywords: emerging countries; multinationals; technological catch up; patents; European Union

JEL-codes: F63; O10; O30; O34

42 pages, November 5, 2014

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