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R&D Internationalisation

Subsidiaries of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) are among the top performers of research and development (R&D) in many EU and non-EU countries. In 2013, MNE affiliates accounted for more than 20% of total business R&D in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy; between 30% and 50% in Canada, Spain, Poland, and Sweden; and  for more than 50% in the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Ireland.

These pages present recent results and publications by AIT on R&D internationalisation.

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Bernhard Dachs, Robert Stehrer, Georg Zahradnik:
The Internationalisation of Business R&D

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.