Holl, Adelheid and Rama, Ruth (2012): Foreign subsidiaries and technology sourcing in Spain.
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Firms acquire external technological knowledge via different channels. In this paper we compare the technology sourcing via R&D outsourcing, R&D outsource offshoring, domestic cooperation for innovation and international cooperation for innovation of foreign subsidiaries and domestic firms. Because the different technology sourcing choices are potentially correlated we apply a multivariate probit specification which allows for systematic correlations among the different choices. The results show that the different technology sourcing choices are indeed interdependent and that foreign subsidiaries show a different pattern of external technology sourcing. Compared to affiliated domestic companies, foreign subsidiaries show a smaller propensity for external technology sourcing via R&D outsourcing from independent firms in the host country, for R&D outsource offshoring, and for international cooperation for innovation. In contrast, foreign subsidiaries show a greater propensity for domestic cooperation for innovation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Foreign subsidiaries and technology sourcing in Spain|
|Keywords:||Multinational enterprise, foreign subsidiaries, R&D outsourcing, cooperation for innovation, multivariate probit model|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F23 - Multinational Firms; International Business
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
|Depositing User:||Adelheid Holl|
|Date Deposited:||05. Nov 2012 14:19|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 06:38|
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