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Are international technology gaps growing or shrinking in the age of globalization?

Thomas Kemeny.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2011; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; International Trade; Economic Development. 14589 words.

This article examines changing international technology gaps over the recent period of globalization, 1972–2001, using a novel measure of technology. It evaluates each economy's technology...

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Can Survey Evidence Shed Light on Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment?

Beata S. Javorcik.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Development Planning and Policy. 6826 words.

Although some economists remain skeptical of the existence of positive externalities associated with foreign direct investment (FDI), many countries spend large sums attracting foreign...

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Chinese and Indian MNEs’ shopping spree in advanced countries. How good is it for their innovative output?

Vito Amendolagine, Elisa Giuliani, Arianna Martinelli and Roberta Rabellotti.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 13331 words.

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Do emerging-market multinational enterprises (EMNEs) innovate after they have acquired advanced countries’ innovative firms and have invested in...

Collecting the Pieces of the FDI Knowledge Spillovers Puzzle

Roger Smeets.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 11156 words.

Recent surveys of the empirical literature have concluded that the evidence is mixed on the magnitude, direction, and even existence of knowledge spillovers from foreign direct investment...

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Cultural globalisation, institutional diversity and the unequal accumulation of intellectual capital

Ugo Pagano.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Capitalist Systems; Comparative Economic Systems; International Economics. 9991 words.

National economies used to be characterised by cultural standardisation and social protection. Globalisation pushes cultural standardisation beyond the boundaries of national states and...

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Drivers and impacts in the globalization of corporate R&D: an introduction based on the European experience

Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Marco Vivarelli and Peter Voigt.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Production and Organizations; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 6133 words.

The globalization of R&D activities has continued its growth path as companies are increasingly trying to capture knowledge and market opportunities internationally. The rapid evolution of...

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Export-led innovation: the role of export destinations

Claudio Fassio.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Technological Change; Research and Development; Comparative Economic Systems. 13136 words.

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This article analyzes the effect of exporting activity on the innovative performances of firms in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK. It argues...

Financial constraints and R&D and exporting strategies for Spanish manufacturing firms

Juan A. Máñez, María E. Rochina-Barrachina, Juan A. Sanchis-Llopis and Óscar Vicente.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Technological Change; Research and Development; Corporate Governance. 10896 words.

We investigate the role of internal and external financial constraints in the firms’ joint decision to export and invest in R&D. We use objective measures at the firm level such as cash...

Foreign Direct Investment, Access to Finance, and Innovation Activity in Chinese Enterprises

Sourafel Girma, Yundan Gong and Holger Görg.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Corporate Governance. 6165 words.

A recent, comprehensive database is used to investigate the link between inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and innovation activity in China. The results of the analysis suggest that...

Foreign direct investment and R&D-offshoring

Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 8430 words.

We analyse a two-country model of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and R&D-offshoring. In the basic model, two firms, each of which is originally situated in only one of the two countries,...

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Fossil fuel producers under threat

Frederick van der Ploeg.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9448 words.

Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation...

Global productivity distribution and trade liberalisation: evidence from processed food industries

Jun Ruan and Munisamy Gopinath.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Technological Change; Research and Development. 7386 words.

In this study, we test the hypothesis that an industry's average productivity increases with liberalised trade in the context of processed food industries. Furthermore, we examine the...

Globalization and economic geography: the world is curved, not flat

Philip McCann.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 12011 words.

This paper analyses the argument put that the world is becoming flatter from the perspective of economic geography and spatial economics. In order to do this, we consider the variety of...

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Go abroad or have strangers visit? On organizational search spaces and local linkages

Bernd Ebersberger and Sverre J. Herstad.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 9387 words.

This article explores the role of multinational enterprise groups in linking geographically bounded innovation collaboration networks to external sources of information. To investigate if...

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Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns

William R Kerr.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Particular Labour Markets; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies. 10608 words.

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Migration and trade are often linked through ethnic networks boosting bilateral trade. This study uses migration to quantify the importance of...

Historical changes in the determinants of the composition of innovative activity in MNC subunits

John Cantwell and Lucia Piscitello.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 10353 words.

The amount and the nature of the innovative activity of multinational corporation (MNC) subunits have changed over time. Historically, subunits innovated mainly to adapt for local...

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How do different drivers of R&D investment in foreign locations affect domestic firm performance? An analysis based on Swiss panel micro data

Spyros Arvanitis and Heinz Hollenstein.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 11851 words.

The aim of this article is to investigate the differences between specific motives of R&D investment in foreign locations with respect to: (i) the factors influencing the likelihood of...

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Ideas and Innovation in East Asia

Milan Brahmbhatt and Albert Hu.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Factor Movements and International Business; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 10753 words.

The generation, diffusion, absorption, and application of new technology, knowledge, or ideas are crucial drivers of development. The authors examine the exceptionally fast growth in...

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Immigration, Skill Mix, and Capital Skill Complementarity

Ethan Lewis.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Trade; Demand and Supply of Labour. 14090 words.

Over the past thirty years, U.S. manufacturing plants invested heavily in automation machinery. This paper shows these investments substituted for the least-skilled workers and complemented...

An inaugural conjecture

Murray C. Kemp.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; International Trade; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economic Development. 1174 words.

In his inaugural lecture of 1953 Hicks conjectured that any uniform expansion of a country's production set would benefit its trading partner. Corden and Ikema later provided conditions on...

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