We investigate the effect of research and development (R&D) offshoring from high-income regions to prominent emerging economies. Specifically, we examine whether there is a complementary relationship between a region’s home and foreign investments in R&D that affects home’s regional knowledge production. Using a theoretical framework based on economic geography and the literature on international knowledge sourcing, we conjecture that high-income regions would have a comparative advantage in high-tech R&D, while emerging economies would have an advantage in medium/low R&D. Complementarity should obtain when the comparative advantages of the geographical areas are utilized. We find overall empirical support for this prediction.

D'Agostino, L., Laursen, K., Santangelo, G. (2013). The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, 13(1), 145-175 [10.1093/jeg/lbs012].

The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions

D'Agostino, LM;
2013

Abstract

We investigate the effect of research and development (R&D) offshoring from high-income regions to prominent emerging economies. Specifically, we examine whether there is a complementary relationship between a region’s home and foreign investments in R&D that affects home’s regional knowledge production. Using a theoretical framework based on economic geography and the literature on international knowledge sourcing, we conjecture that high-income regions would have a comparative advantage in high-tech R&D, while emerging economies would have an advantage in medium/low R&D. Complementarity should obtain when the comparative advantages of the geographical areas are utilized. We find overall empirical support for this prediction.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
R&D offshoring, knowledge production, complementarity, emerging countries
English
17-lug-2012
2013
13
1
145
175
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D'Agostino, L., Laursen, K., Santangelo, G. (2013). The impact of R&D offshoring on the home knowledge production of OECD investing regions. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, 13(1), 145-175 [10.1093/jeg/lbs012].
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