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Hollenstein, Heinz
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2017-12-08T09:46:47Z
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2017-06-12T17:18:56Z
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2017-12-08T09:46:47Z
dc.date.issued
2006-10
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/124158
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-005277190
dc.description.abstract
The aim of this paper is twofold: Firstly, we try to identify and characterise different types of strategies firms pursue in performing foreign R&D. Secondly, it is analysed whether the types of R&D strategies we identified in the first part differ in terms of their impact on firm productivity. In order to identify foreign R&D strategies we perform, in a first step, a non-hierarchical cluster analysis of data on the firms’ motives for investing abroad in R&D. In a second step, we characterise these clusters by use of a large number of variables that, according to the well-known OLI paradigm, determine a firm’s FDI in distribution, manufacturing and R&D. In this way, we can check whether the clusters identified by applying a (purely) statistical classification procedure effectively may be interpreted as “types of foreign R&D strategies”. We end up with four types of strategies, which significantly differ in terms of characteristics that are important according to the OLI approach. In the second part we estimate a production function where the standard factor inputs are complemented by domestic R&D and strategy-specific foreign R&D. It turns out that only one of the four strategies exerts a positive influence on firm productivity. However, it cannot be excluded that some of the other strategies have, in the longer run, a positive productivity effect as well. The paper also finds that foreign and domestic R&D, on balance, are complements.
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en
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dc.publisher
KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Foreign R&D and productivity
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dc.subject
COMPANIES
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dc.subject
Internationalisation of R&D
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dc.subject
FORSCHUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG
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dc.subject
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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dc.subject
UNTERNEHMEN
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dc.subject
Substitution vs. complementarity of foreign and domestic R&D
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dc.subject
SWITZERLAND (CENTRAL EUROPE). SWISS CONFEDERATION
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dc.subject
SCHWEIZ (MITTELEUROPA). SCHWEIZERISCHE EIDGENOSSENSCHAFT
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dc.subject
KAPITALEXPORTE + AUSLANDINVESTITIONEN + DIREKTINVESTITIONEN
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dc.subject
Types of foreign R&D strategies
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dc.subject
Outward FDI in R&D
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dc.subject
Motives for foreign R&D
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dc.subject
CAPITAL EXPORT + FOREIGN INVESTMENTS + DIRECT INVESTMENTS
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dc.title
Strategies Pursued by Swiss Firms in Investing in R&D at Foreign Locations. An Empirical Analysis Based on Firm-level Data
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dc.type
Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
ethz.title.subtitle
an empirical analysis based on firm-level data
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ethz.journal.title
KOF Working Papers
ethz.journal.volume
154
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ethz.size
35 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
3 - Social sciences::330 - Economics
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ethz.identifier.nebis
005277190
ethz.publication.place
Zürich
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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2017-06-12T17:19:43Z
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ECOL
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ECIT
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eth:29080
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pub:186602
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yes
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Open access
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