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Internationalisation of European ICT Activities

pp 157-185

Internationalisation of R&D in ICT

  • Bernhard DachsAffiliated withDepartment of Technology Policy, Austrian Research Centers -ARC
  • , Georg ZahradnikAffiliated withDepartment of Technology Policy, Austrian Research Centers -ARC

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Abstract

An important aspect of the ongoing integration of the world economy is the internationalisation of research and development. Enterprises not only produce and sell, but also increasingly develop goods and services outside of their home countries. The internationalisation of R&D is not a new phenomenon, but has gained momentum in recent years (Veugelers 2005, Part 1). A considerable part of this acceleration can be attributed to the activities of multinational enterprises (MNEs). MNEs increasingly locate R&D and innovation activities outside of their home country (Narula and Zanfei 2005; Veugelers 2005).