R&D offshoring has increasingly involved emerging countries as host locations and promoted a greater fragmentation of R&D activities across borders. As a result, a subtle international division of labor in knowledge production has yielded a fine-slicing of R&D activities with the highest valueadded activities located in the most advanced countries and the lowest value-added activities in emerging countries. However, no study, to our knowledge, has investigated whether finely sliced foreign R&D activities complement each other in terms of greater knowledge production at home. Drawing on a rich dataset, we estimate a regional knowledge production function and apply a direct complementarity test. Our results suggest that the global fragmentation of R&D activities produces synergic effects on the knowledge production of the home investing OECD regions when R&D activities are optimally rather than randomly located.
D'Agostino, L., & Santangelo, G. (2012). The Global Fragmentation of R&D Activities: The home region perspective. In DRUID working paper (pp.1-27). Copenhagen : Centre for Industrial Economics.
|Citazione:||D'Agostino, L., & Santangelo, G. (2012). The Global Fragmentation of R&D Activities: The home region perspective. In DRUID working paper (pp.1-27). Copenhagen : Centre for Industrial Economics.|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||The Global Fragmentation of R&D Activities: The home region perspective|
|Autori:||D'Agostino, L; Santangelo, G|
D'AGOSTINO, LORENA MARIA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Nome del convegno:||DRUID - Innovation and Competitiveness: Dynamics of Organizations, Industries, Systems and Regions|
|Serie:||DRUID WORKING PAPER|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|