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Title: Scientific research, firm heterogeneity, and foreign R&D locations of multinational firms
Authors: Leten, Bart
Belderbos, Rene
Suzuki, Shinya
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 26 (3), pag. 691-711
Abstract: We examine the influence of host countries’ scientific research strengths on global R&D location choices by multinational firms. In an analysis of 277 new R&D activities identified for 175 firms in 40 host countries and 30 technology fields, we find that the strength of relevant university research positively affects the likelihood that host countries attract foreign R&D. When allowing for firm heterogeneity, university scientific research appears only a significant factor for firms with a strong science orientation in their R&D activities. Host countries’ corporate scientific research has no systematic influence on R&D location choices. Empirical results are replicated in an analysis at the regional level covering regions in Europe, the United States, and Japan.
Notes: Belderbos, R (reprint author), Katholieke Univ Leuven, Fac Econ & Business, Leuven, Belgium. Rene.Belderbos@econ.kuleuven.be; Bart.Leten@econ.kuleuven.be; s.suzuki1@cc.musashi.ac.jp
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23413
DOI: 10.1111/jems.12205
ISI #: 000409278100009
ISSN: 1058-6407
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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