What Determines the Location Choice of R&D Activities by Multinational Firms?
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Siedschlag, Iulia; Smith, Donal; Turcu, Camelia; Zhang, Xiaoheng, What Determines the Location Choice of R&D Activities by Multinational Firms?, Research Policy, 42, 8, 2013, 1420 - 1430
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We analyse 446 location decisions of R&D activities by multinational firms incorporated in the European Union over 1999-2006. Our results suggest that on average, the location probability of a representative R&D foreign affiliate increased with agglomeration economies from foreign R&D activities, human capital, proximity to centres of research excellence and the research and innovation capacity of the region. Further, our evidence suggests that in comparison to European multinational firms, the effects of patents intensity and proximity to centres of research excellence were stronger in the case of North American multinational firms. While government R&D expenditure intensity increased the probability of location of R&D activities by European multinational firms in the region, it did not have a significant effect on the probability of location of R&D activities by North American multinational firms.
Author: SIEDSCHLAG, IULIA
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Research Policy
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