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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 ()

No 2014/25, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F63 O10 O30 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
Date: 2014-11-05
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