Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119857
Authors: 
Giuliani, Elisa
Martinelli, Arianna
Rabellotti, Roberta
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2015/10
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.
Subjects: 
Emerging Countries
Multinationals
Technological Catch Up
Patents
European Union
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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