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Title:How do different motives for R&D investment in foreign locations affect domestic firm performance? An analysis based on Swiss panel micro data PDF Logo
Authors:Arvanitis, Spyros
Hollenstein, Heinz
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:KOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 258
Abstract:The aim of this article is to investigate the differences between specific motives of R&D investment in foreign locations with respect to the factors influencing the likelihood of foreign R&D and to the impact of foreign presence on the parent firms' innovativeness and productivity. An econometric analysis of Swiss firm panel data shows, firstly, that factors related to firm-specific knowledge-oriented advantages are more important for explaining the likelihood of foreign R&D activities than factors reflecting disadvantages related to home location. Secondly, knowledge-oriented motives of foreign R&D are positively correlated to innovation performance of domestic firms, whereas market-oriented and resource-oriented strategies correlate positively with productivity.
Subjects:Research and development (R&D)
Foreign R&D
Motives of foreign R&D
Home effects of foreign R&D
Firm performance
JEL:O31
F23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:doi:10.3929/ethz-a-005861215
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:KOF Working Papers, KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle, ETH Zürich

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