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ERIEP | Number 7

The impact of foreign R&D activities on the MNC’s performance at home: evidence from the case of Swiss manufacturing firms

“1. Introduction1 Multinational corporations (MNCs) are increasingly considered to be the main conduit of new technologies between countries. It is generally assumed to possess the advanced technology (production technology, marketing and management technique, etc.) they tend to exploit in many host countries and, consequently, other firms, particularly the host country’s, expect to learn from this technology so as to get the necessary strength to face the foreign competition. Recent statistics confirm an increasing degree of R&D internationalization by MNC...”

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