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Main drivers for local and global R&D sourcing of European Multinational Enterprises

Michele Cincera (), Claudio Cozza () and Alexander Tübke

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Abstract: Based on an original and recent representative sample of 130 large EU-based R&D corporations, this paper empirically investigates the main factors explaining the favourite (national or international) location choice for R&D activities. The main findings suggest that 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).

Keywords: EU-based large R&D corporations; Multinational enterprises; R&D sourcing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-12
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Published in: Eurasian Business Review (2014) v.4 n° 2,p.227-245

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