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The Internationalisation of Business R&D

Edited by Bernhard Dachs, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria, Robert Stehrer, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), Austria and Georg Zahradnik, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
It has become clear over the past few decades that enterprises not only produce and sell abroad but increasingly also develop goods and services outside their home countries; a development now known as the internationalisation of business R&D. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of internationalisation of R&D in the business sector.
Extent: 224 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78347 089 1
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • International Business
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
It has become clear over the past few decades that enterprises not only produce and sell abroad but increasingly also develop goods and services outside their home countries; a development now known as the internationalisation of business R&D. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of internationalisation of R&D in the business sector.

The contributors explore key patterns of the internationalisation of R&D across various countries and sectors using case studies to underpin empirical evidence. They examine the drivers of the process, revealing the impacts of R&D internationalisation on both home and host countries using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Topics discussed include:

• Why firms locate R&D activities abroad
• Data availability, quality and comparability
• The role of the EU and the US in the internationalisation of R&D
• Country-level factors such as size, workforce and FDI as determinants of R&D internationalisation
• Impacts of R&D internationalisation on home and host countries.

This book will prove an insightful read for academics, researchers and students with an interest in economics – particularly the economics of innovation – business and management, and science and technology. It will also prove a valuable resource for R&D policymakers and public administrators.
‘The Internationalization of Business R&D is a welcome addition to the volumes which deconstruct how R&D and innovative activities are driven by country-speci?c, ?rm-speci?c and region-speci?c ?ows of human resources, investment and collaborations. It is a vivid exhibition with country/region-speci?c data and references to regulations, along with abundant literature cited at the end of each chapter. . . I think this is the welcome step to start a new direction of understanding R&D internationalization.’
– Rahul S. Mane, Science & Public Policy
Contributors: B. Dachs, D. Hanzl-Weiss, F. Kampik, S. Leitner, T. Scherngell, R. Stehrer, R. Tiwari, W. Urban, G. Zahradnik
Contents:

1. Introduction
Bernhard Dachs, Robert Stehrer and Georg Zahradnik

2. Internationalisation of R&D: A Brief Survey of the Literature
Bernhard Dachs

3. Issues in Collecting Data on the Internationalisation of R&D
Georg Zahradnik and Waltraut Urban

4. R&D Internationalisation Across Countries and Over Time
Georg Zahradnik

5. R&D Internationalisation in Belgium, the Czech Republic and Switzerland
Franziska Kampik, Sandra Leitner and Georg Zahradnik

6. The Sectoral Perspective
Georg Zahradnik

7. The Relationship between the European Union and United States of America
Bernhard Dachs

8. The Structure of Cross-Country R&D Expenditure: A Social Network Analysis Perspective
Thomas Scherngell

9. Host Country Determinants of R&D Internationalisation
Sandra Leitner and Robert Stehrer

10. Drivers of R&D Internationalisation in the Automotive Industry and in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services
Bernhard Dachs and Doris Hanzl-Weiss

11. Impacts of R&D Internationalisation on domestic R&D Activities
Sandra Leitner and Robert Stehrer

12. R&D Internationalisation from and Indo-German Perspective
Rajnish Tiwari

13. R&D Internationalisation and the Global Financial Crisis
Bernhard Dachs