Complutense University Library

Multinational and national firms in the process of technology internatzionalization : Spain as an intermediate case

Molero Zayas, José (1998) Multinational and national firms in the process of technology internatzionalization : Spain as an intermediate case. [Working Paper or Technical Report]

[img]
Preview
PDF
294kB

Official URL: http://eprints.ucm.es/6666/

View download statistics for this eprint

==>>> Export to other formats

Abstract

Estudio sobre la posición de los países de tamaño intermedio en el actual proceso de internacionalización de las actividades innovadoras, liderado por las empresas multinacionales, particularmente se centra en conocer mejor las repercusiones que tienen las actividades tecnológicas e innovadoras de las filiales de las empresas multinacionales establecidas en España.
Abstracts:
The aim of this chapter is to contribute to a better understanding of the way in which other countries different from what has been called the "triad" and other firms different from large MNCs participate in the internationalization of technological innovation. To achieve that goal we are going to analyse the Spanish case. Spain is undoubtedly a significant case in that group because it is still today a country with a low level of technological effort among European nations. Moreover, for a long period of time, Spain has been a net receiver of important amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI), with less developed outward flows. This analysis will be carried out by studying the technological behaviour of MNCs’ s subsidiaries located in Spain and its repercussions for the National System of Innovation (NSI). Through a systematic comparison with domestic companies, we shall show in which aspects MNCs act like comparable national firms, and in which others they behave differently. The weight of the sector of activity and size of the firms will be taken into account as two critical features of the group of MNCs. In the conclusions we shall comment on the repercussions the former has for designing and implementing technological policies.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:España, Innovación Tecnológica, Empresas Multinacionales, Sistemas Nacionales de Innovación
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Industrial management
Series Name:Documentos de trabajo del IAIF
Volume:1998
Number:9
ID Code:6666
References:

Alonso, J.A. & Donoso (1994): Competitividad de la Empresa Exportadora Española. Madrid, ICEX.

Archibugi, D., Michie, J. (1995): "The globalization of technology: a new taxonomy". Cambridge Journal of Economics. 19.

Archibugi, D., Ceccagnoli, M. and Palma, D.(1997): "Innovazione e internazionalizzazione nelle imprese manifattutiere italiane". In Archibugi, D. & Imperatori, G. (eds): Economia Globale e Innovazione. Roma, Donelli Editore.

Bajo, O. & López, C. (1996): "La inversión extranjera directa en los procesos de innovación tecnológica. Un análisis del caso español". Economía Industrial, nº 306.

Bueno, E. & Morcillo, P. (1990): La direccion eficiente. Madrid, Pirámide.

Buesa, M. & Molero, J. (1992): " Capacidades tecnológicas y ventajas competitivas en la industria española. Un análisis a partir de la patentes". Ekonomiaz, nº 22.

Buesa, M. & Molero, J. (1998). Economía Industrial de España. Organización, Tecnología e Internacionalización. Madrid, Civitas.

Cantwell, J. (1994): "Transnational Corporations and Innovatory Activities". In The United Nations’ Library on

Transnational Corporations. Vol. VIII. London.

Cantwell, J. (1995): "Multinational Corporations and Innovatory Activities: towards a new, evolutionary approach". In Molero, J. (ed), (1995).

Casson, M. (ed) (1991): Global research strategy and international competitiveness. Oxford, Basic Blackwell.

Chudnovsky, D. (1974): Empresas Multinacionales y Ganancias Monopolicas. Buenos Aires, Siglo XX1.

Chudnovsky, D (1991): North South Technology Transfer Revisited: Research Issues for the 1990’s. Documento de Trabajo nº 2 . Buenos Aires, CENIT.

Circulo de Empresarios. (1995): Actitud y comportamientos de las grandes empresas españolas ante la innovación. Madrid.

Dahlman, C.J. & Sercovich, C. (1984):"Exports of technology from semi-industrialized economies and local technological development". Journal of Development Studies, 16.

Dahlman, C.J., Rose-Larson, B. and Westphal, L.E. (1987): "Managing technological development: lessons from

newly industrialising countries". World Development, June.

Dunning, J. (1988): Explaining International Production. London, Unwin Hyman .

Dunning, J. & Narula, R. (eds) (1996): Foreign Direct Investment and Governments: Catalysts for Economic

Restructuring. London, Routledge.

Dunning, J.; Hoesel, R.V. & Narula, R. (1996): Explaining the "new" wave of outward FDI from developing countries. MERIT, 2/96.

Fonfria, A. (1998): Patrones de Innovación, e Internacionalización de las Empresas Innovadoras Españolas.

Doctoral thesis. Faculty of Economics. Universidad Complutense.

González, X. (1997): Capital extranjero y actividad tecnológica. Una aplicación a las empresas manufactureras

españolas. Documento de Trabajo, nº 9711. Madrid, Fundación Empresa Pública.

Granstrand, O, Hakanson, K. & Sjolander, S. (1993):"Internationalization of R&D: A survey of some recent

research". Research Policy, vol 21.

Johanson, J. & Vahlne, J.E. (1977):"The internationalization process of the firms: a model of knowledge development and increasing foreign market commitments". Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 18 nº 1.

Katz, J. (1976): Importación de tecnología. Aprendizaje e Industrialización Dependiente. México, Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Katz, J. (1984): "Domestic technological innovations and dynamic comparative advantages". Journal of Development Economics, vol. 16.

Lall, S. (1987): Learning to industrialize: the acquisition of technological capabiltities in India. London, Macmillan.

Lall, S. (1992): "Technological capabilities and industrialization". World Development, vol. 20.

Loustarinen, R. (1979): The internationalization of the firm. Acta Academic Oeconomicae Halsigiensis. Helsinki.

Martin, C. & Velazquez, J. (1996): "Factores determinantes de la Inversion Directa en los paises de la OCDE: una especial referencia a España". Papeles de Economia Española, nº 66.

Martinez Serrano, J.A. & Myro, R. (1992): "La penetración del capital extranjero en la industria española". Moneda y Credito, nº 194.

Mate, J.M. (1996): "La inversion directa española en el exterior". Papeles de Economia Española, nº 66.

Merino, F. & Salas, V. (1995): "Empresa extrajera y manufactura española: efectos directos e indirectos". Revista de Economía Aplicada, nº 9.

Merino, F. (1998): La salida al exterior de las PYMES manufactureras españolas. Paper presented to the I Congreso de Economía Aplicada, Barcelona, 4-6 June.

Meyer-Krahmer, F. & Reguer, G. (1997): European technology policy and internationalization. An analysis against the background of the international innovation strategies of multinational enterprises. Paper for the ETAN group on "Technology Policy in the Context of Internationalization. How to strengthen Europe’s compatitive advantage in technology".

Molero, J. (1982). Tecnología e Industrialización. Madrid, Pirámide.

Molero, J. (ed) (1995): Technological Innovation, Multinational Corporations and New international Competitiveness: the case of intermediate countries. Reading, Harwood.

Molero, J. (1996): "La exportación de tecnología como factor estratégico del desarrollo industrial: un análisis

sectorial". Información Comercial Española, nº752.

Molero, J. (1997): Internationalization of Technical Change and Intermediate Countries. Paper for the ETAN group on "Technology Policy in the Context of Internationalization. How to strengthen Europe’s competitive

advantage in technology".

Molero J. (1998): " Patterns of internationalization of Spanish innovatory firms". Research Policy, (forthcoming).

Molero, J. & Buesa, M. (1993):"Multinational companies and technological change: basic traits and taxonomy of the behaviour of German industrial companies in Spain". Research Policy, nº 22.

Molero, J., Buesa, M. and Casado, M. (1995): "Technological strategies of MNCs in intermediate countries: the case of Spain". In Molero, J. (ed). Op.cit.

Molero, J. et al (1997a): Technological Innovation and Internationalization in Southern European economies: A

sectoral analysis. Paper presented to the TSER Conference.

MERIT, University of Maastricht. April, 18-19.

Molero, J. et al (1997b): Technological Innovation and Internationalization in Southern European economies: An

analysis of firms’ trajectories. Paper presented to the TSER Conference. MERIT, University of Maastricht. April, 18-19.

Mytelka, L. (Ed) (1991): Strategic Partnerships and the world economy. London, Pinter.

Narula, R.. (1996): Multinational Investment and Economic Structure. London, Routledge.

OECD (1992): Technology and the economy. The key relationship. Paris.

OECD (1996): Globalization of Industry. Overview and sector reports. Paris.

OECD (1997): Globalization of Industrial Research: background report. Paris.

Papanastassiou, M. & Pearce, R. (1994): "The creation and application of technology by MNEs’ subsidiaries in Europe, and their role in a global-innovation strategy". Discussion paper nº 184. University of Reading. Department of Economics.

Patel, P. (1995): "Localised production of technology for global markets". Cambridge Journal of Economics, nº 19.

Patel, P. & Pavitt, K.(1991):"Large firms in the production of the world`s technology: an important case of "nonglobalisation". Journal of International Business Studies. 1º quarter.

Pavitt, K. (1997): Internationalization of Corporate Technological Activities: Facts, Interpretation and Policy

Implications. Paper presented to the ETAN Group Technology Policy in the Context of Internationalization: How to Strengthen Europe’s competitive Advantage in Technology. SPRU. University of Sussex.

Pearce, R. & Singh, S. (1992): Globalising research and development. London, Macmillan.

Pelegrín, A. (1997): La Inversión Exterior Directa de Japón: comportamiento de la inversión manufacturera en España. Doctoral Thesis. University of Barcelona.

Sanchez, P. (1984): La dependencia tecnológica en España: contratos de transferencia de technologia entre España y el exterior. Madrid, Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda.

Sánchez, P. & Vicens, J (1991): "Exporting technology. Recent developments in the export of technology by Spanish companies". Science and Public Policy, vol.18. nº5.

Simoes, Vitor C. (1997): CooperaÇão e AlianÇas Estratégicas nos Processos de InternacionalizaÇao. Lisboa, AIP.

Teitel, S. (1984): "Technology creation in semi-industrial economies". Journal of Development Studies. Vol. 16.

Vaitsos, C. (1974): Intercountry Income Distribution and Transnational Enterprises. Oxford, Clarendon Press.

Warrant, F. (1991): Deploiement mondial de la R&D industrielle: facteur et garant de la globalisation de la tecnologie et de l’economie?. FAST: Brussels.

Welch, L.S. & Luostarinen, R. (1988): "Internationalization: evolution of a concept". Journal of General Management vol. 12 nº 4.

Wortman, M. (1991): Country study of the Federal Republic of Germany. Commission of the European Communities. Monitor/Fast. vol.17. Prospective dossier nº 2. "Globalization of Economy and Technology".

Deposited On:30 Nov 2007
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 07:50

Repository Staff Only: item control page