Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94959
Authors: 
Fors, Gunnar
Year of Publication: 
1996
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 456
Abstract: 
This paper examines whether Swedish multinational enterprises transfer R&D-generated knowledge to their foreign affiliates. The empirical results suggest that such technology transfer takes place from parent companies to affiliates, especially in the case of newly established affiliates. In process industries, R&D undertaken in the affiliates seems to facilitate the transfer from the parent, highlighting the role of 'receiver competence.' The findings also support the view that technology is 'embodied' in intermediary goods deliveries from parents to foreign affiliates. Embodied transfer appears to be more important to affiliates located in developing countries.
Subjects: 
Technology Transfer
Multinationals
Foreign Affiliates
JEL: 
F23
O32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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