National innovation systems and domestic multinational corporations: Statistics Report

Nina Rilla (Editor), Juha Oksanen (Editor)

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    This project has investigated outward foreign direct investments from the Nordic economies, and analysed the role domestic multinational companies play in their respective Nordic home economies. The project consisted of a desktop study of existing research, a quantitative study of FDI flows and the innovation behaviour of multinationals, and a qualitative analysis based on interviews. The following report summarises existing statistics on the outflow of foreign direct investments from the Nordic countries, and provides a statistical analysis of corporate innovation behaviour. It further provides an analysis of the internationalisation of innovation through the use of patenting data. It explicitly addresses the home-base implications of corporate internationalisation, and provides a theoretical framework for understanding the conditions under which the foreign activities of such companies provide valuable knowledge inputs into the domestic innovation systems of the Nordic countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOslo, Norway
    Number of pages89
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study



    • Innovation
    • multinational enterprise
    • foreign direct investment

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