Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142261
Authors: 
Belitz, Heike
Eickelpasch, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 22/23 [Pages:] 263-273
Abstract: 
In Germany, the share of private investment in research and development (R&D) by foreign-owned companies from the beginning of the millennium to 2011 remained virtually unchanged at around one-quarter. From 2011 to 2013, this share fell slightly, and for the first time since the mid-1990s also the absolute amount decreased. Growth in domestic firms, however, was so high that there was an increase in the overall R&D of firms in Germany. The decline in investment by foreign companies is likely to reflect strategic decisions in some major enterprises; medium-sized foreign companies have in fact expanded their R&D activities. In the present study, no evidence was found that Germany has become less attractive as a location for research.
Subjects: 
research and development
manufacturing
foreign direct investment
productivity
JEL: 
D24
F21
L60
O31
Document Type: 
Article

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