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Innovative MNEs’ Subsidiaries in different domestic environments

Molero Zayas, José and Portela García-Miguel, Javier and Alvarez González, Isabel (2009) Innovative MNEs’ Subsidiaries in different domestic environments. [ Working Papers; nº 01/09, ]

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Abstract

Las empresas multinacionales realizan actividades de generación de conocimiento, tales como las
de I+D, en el extranjero y no solo en sus países de origen. Este hecho tiene implicaciones diversas
en los sistemas de innovación, lo que se revela en un doble sentido: por un lado, las actividades de
I+D de las empresas extranjeras pueden contribuir a la generación de innovaciones y a la mejora
tecnológica de las economías receptoras; por otro, la dinámica de innovación de las empresas foráneas
puede quedar condicionada por las características de los sistemas de acogida. Por todo ello, el
objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la importancia relativa de los condicionantes locales a través de
las fuentes para la innovación que utilizan las empresas extranjeras, el papel de los fondos públicos
y las formas de organizar su trabajo en red. La muestra de empresas procede de la Encuesta Europea
de Innovación (CIS3) y el análisis se realiza para tres países europeos: Alemania, España y Noruega.
El objetivo es tratar de valorar hasta qué punto los efectos debidos al país y los vinculados a
las industrias inciden en las actividades de innovación de las subsidiarias de empresas multinacionales.

ABSTRACT:
Foreign firms performing R&D abroad present two types of implications for the local systems of
innovation, which can be described as a loop going in two directions: R&D-intensive affiliates may
contribute to the generation of innovation, upgrading the technological level of the host economy;
on the other hand, their innovation dynamics may be conditioned by locations. The aim is to analyse
the local embeddedness of foreign firms measuring the impact of the innovation sources, the
role of public funds and the cooperative relationships in the innovativeness of foreign firms. The
sample is constructed on data from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS 3) and the analysis is
replicated for three European countries: Germany, Norway and Spain. Our aim is to asses to what
extent there exist countries’ and industries’ effects on the innovative activities of MNE subsidiaries.


Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:CIS 3, Empresas extranjeras, Intensidad innovadora, Fuentes de innovación, sistemas de innovación, Foreign firms, Innovative intensity, Innovation sources, Location.
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
Series Name:Working Papers
Volume:
Number:01/09
ID Code:12938
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