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The Limits of R&D Internationalization and the Importance of Local Initiatives: Turkey as a Critical Case
Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3863-1073
Isik University, Turkey.
Linköping University (Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling, Projekt, innovationer och entreprenörskap.
2011 (English)In: World Development, ISSN 0305-750X, E-ISSN 1873-5991, Vol. 39, no 8, 1347-1357 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The growth of R&D in East Asia has triggered the notion of a new innovation geography, where R&D is no longer a privilege of the traditional OECD countries. What does this mean for mid-sized emerging economies, without the scale advantages and bargaining power of India or China? This paper uses Turkey as a case to examine the continual unevenness of international R&D investments. By analyzing opportunities and limitations for local initiatives in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries the paper finds that active private capital, a sufficient scale of production, and focused public policies are needed to attract international R&D.

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Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 39, no 8, 1347-1357 p.
Keyword [en]
R&D internationalization; emerging economies; local initiatives; telecommunications; pharmaceutical; automotive
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Business Administration Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16093DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.12.012ISI: 000293719800007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79960297212OAI: diva2:517042
Available from: 2012-04-20 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2015-05-18Bibliographically approved

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