Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202118
Authors: 
Cincera, Michele
Cozza, Claudio
Tübke, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 02/2010
Abstract: 
Based on an original and recent sample representative of the largest R&D corporations in the EU, this paper aims at investigating in a quantitative way the main factors explaining: (i) the decision of firms to increase their R&D investment effort in the near future; (ii) the main drivers explaining the favourite international location choice for R&D; and (iii) the impact of direct and indirect policies to support R&D activities in the EU. The main findings suggest that competitive pressures from the US are the main determinants for increasing R&D investments. 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).
Subjects: 
Drivers of R&D internationalisation
R&D policies
EU large R&D corporations
JEL: 
F23
O32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-79-15717-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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