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The technological innovation of multinational corporations in the French regions

Cantwell, John and Iammarino, Simona (2005) The technological innovation of multinational corporations in the French regions. Revue d'économie Industrielle, 109 . pp. 9-28. ISSN 0154-3229

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Abstract

In a rapidly globalising economy, and particularly in the face of a process of economic integration such as that occurring in the EU, regions forge an increasing number of linkages with other locations within and across national boundaries through the local technological development efforts of multinational corporations (MNCs). By using patents granted to the largest industrial firms - arranged by the region (NUTS 1) host to the research facility responsible - the paper explores the location of innovative activities of MNCs in France, and the relationship between the profiles of technological specialisation of foreign-owned and indigenous companies in the French regions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://rei.revues.org/
Additional Information: © 2005 Ministère de la jeunesse, de l'éducation nationale et de la recherche, Direction de l'enseignement supérieur, Sous-direction des bibliothèques et de la documentation
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 09:19
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27635/

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