Here or There?

Here or There? : A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location -- Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

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In this report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, authors Jerry Thursby and Marie Thursby summarize their research on the globalization of corporate R&D. The authors surveyed 200 multinational companies about recent and future R&D location decisions, and the factors influencing those decisions. The survey confirms that China and India are primary targets of R&D expansion, but this trend does not yet portend a "hollowing out" of R&D capability in the United States. R&D location decisions are complex and driven by a variety of factors, including the potential for market growth, the quality of R&D personnel, and the environment for collaborating with universities. The cost of research, while important, is not the primary factor in siting more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • National Academies Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0309101840
  • 9780309101844

Table of contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Introduction; 4 General Background; 5 R&D Location Strategies; 6 Location of Recent or Planned R&D Sites; 7 Factors in the Selection of R&D Sites; 8 Protecting and Capitalizing on Intellectual Property and the Types of Research Conducted; 9 Concluding Remarks; 10 Appendix A: Respondent Pool, Statistical Tests, and Presentation of Resultsshow more

About Jerry Thursby

Jerry Thursby, Emory University and Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology & National Bureau of Economic Researchshow more