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.
|Place of Publication||Oslo, Norway|
|Number of pages||89|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
- multinational enterprise
- foreign direct investment