(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Academic research strengths and multinational firms’ foreign R&D location decisions : evidence from R&D investments in European regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BELDERBOS R. (1) ; VAN ROY V. (2) ; LETEN B. (1) ; THIJS B. (3) ;
(1) Hogenheuvelcollege, Univ., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Inst. for Environmental and Sustainability , Joint Research Centre (JRC) - European Commission, Ispra, ITALIE
(3) Expertisecentrum O&O Monitoring (ECOOM), Leuven, BELGIQUE


This paper analyzes the determinants of the location of a host multinational R&D projects in NUTS-1 regions of EU-15 countries during the period 2003–08. It finds that the probability of R&D projects being located in a host region is positively affected by the host region’s academic strength—after controlling for industry agglomeration, the technological strength of the region, R&D tax incentives, and other characteristics of host locations. The results further suggest that a major mechanism through which academic research attracts foreign R&D is the supply of PhD graduates


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 920-942]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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