The Outsourcing of Research and Development in Global Markets: Evidence from France
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The pace of technological change, the increasing need for multi-disciplinary competences and the rising costs of innovation have contributed to the global expansion of technological activities, including the international outsourcing of research and development (R&D). This paper shows that firms involved in international outsourcing of R&D are of a particular kind: they are highly outward oriented, more productive and R&D intensive. Furthermore, firms with patents are more intensely involved in this activity. Our results also suggest that the outsourcing of R&D in global markets by French firms is motivated by technology sourcing rather than cost-saving interests.
|Early online date||4 Jan 2016|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 4 Jan 2016|