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Arvanitis, Spyros
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Hollenstein, Heinz
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2017-09-22T12:58:47Z
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2017-06-08T18:19:52Z
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2017-09-22T12:58:47Z
dc.date.issued
2006
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/8830
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-005118434
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Using the OLI paradigm as theoretical framework, we explain econometrically why a firm invests in foreign R&D (model A), and, if it does, which factors determine the level of foreign R&D expenditures (model B). It turns out that the pattern of explanation is quite similar for both types of decisions. In both cases, O- and I-advantages are the main drivers of foreign R&D, whereas L-disadvantages of the Swiss location do not play any role. A descriptive analysis of a series of motives of Swiss firms for performing R&D abroad shows that market-seeking is the most important motive. Knowledge-seeking and (human) resource-seeking are of intermediate importance as motives of foreign R&D, whereas efficiency-seeking objectives are hardly relevant. These results are fully in line with those of the econometric modelling. The findings of both approaches imply that foreign and domestic R&D are complements rather than substitutes. “Asset exploiting” is more prevalent as a strategy of foreign R&D than “asset augmenting”.
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en
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KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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Foreign R&D
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dc.subject
OLI paradigm
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dc.subject
COMPANIES
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FOREIGN COUNTRY
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FORSCHUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG
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dc.subject
Determinants of foreign R&D
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dc.subject
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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dc.subject
UNTERNEHMEN
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dc.subject
AUSLAND
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dc.subject
Asset exploiting
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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
Asset augmenting
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dc.subject
Motives of foreign R&D
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dc.title
Determinants of Swiss firms’ R&D activities at foreign locations
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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
127
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ethz.size
30 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
3 - Social sciences::330 - Economics
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ethz.identifier.nebis
005118434
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Zürich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03446 - Bernauer, Thomas / Bernauer, Thomas
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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::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03446 - Bernauer, Thomas / Bernauer, Thomas
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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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2017-06-08T18:20:03Z
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ECOL
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ECIT
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eth:28362
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pub:19633
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yes
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Open access
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