The New Geography of Research and Development: Determinants of Location Choices for Foreign Direct Investments in R&D

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This paper investigates the locational determinants behind the globalization of R&D in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The study shows that host-country characteristics previously identified as important for location attractiveness in general play an important role in attracting R&D-related investments. Moreover, the investment motive (i.e., market seeking, strategic asset seeking, or efficiency seeking) moderates the link between R&D investment-location decisions and host-country characteristics. The findings support contingency approaches arguing for a “fit” between strategy and location. Our study contributes with a fine grained analysis of the interrelationship between firm and location level factors in the new geography of innovation.
TitelProceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : The Contribution of MNEs to Building Sustainable Societies
RedaktørerSarianna Lundan, Tunga Kiyak
UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
ForlagAcademy of International Business
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedAIB 2017 Annual Meeting: The Contribution of MNEs to Building Sustainable Societies - JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Varighed: 2 jul. 20175 jul. 2017


KonferenceAIB 2017 Annual Meeting
LokationJW Marriott Marquis
Land/OmrådeUnited Arab Emirates
NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings