(), Arianna Martinelli
() and Roberta Rabellotti
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.
42 pages, November 5, 2014
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