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Multinational Corporations and European Regional Systems of Innovation

By John Cantwell, Simona Iammarino

Routledge – 2003 – 216 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Global Competition

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Description

In globalising economies, particularly those going through a process of economic integration such as those economies within the EU, regions forge an increasing number of linkages with other locations within and across national borders. This is largely carried out by the technological efforts of Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

This book explores the regional dimension of Europe in terms of localised technological comparative advantages and the location of innovative activities by MNCs. Using an empirical analysis John Cantwell and Simona Iammarino cover such important themes as:

  • MNC technological activities and economic wealth
  • MNCs and the regional systems of innovation in Italy, UK, Germany and France
  • the geographical hierarchy across European national borders.

Reviews

'This slim volume undertakes a thorough and considered analysis … To my knowledge this is the first systematic analysis of this subject at an interdisciplinary level, and it marks an important step in developing a thorough understanding of the complexities underlying innovation and location.' - Research Policy

Author Bio

John Cantwell is Professor of International Business at the Rutgers Business School, New Jersey (USA).

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics (UK).

Name: Multinational Corporations and European Regional Systems of Innovation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By John Cantwell, Simona Iammarino. In globalising economies, particularly those going through a process of economic integration such as those economies within the EU, regions forge an increasing number of linkages with other locations within and across national borders. This is largely...
Categories: International Economics, International Business, Innovation Management, Macroeconomics, Economics