Public Policy Towards Transnational Corporations and their R&D Relocation Cover Image

Polityka państwa wobec korporacji transnarodowych i przenoszenie ich prac B+R
Public Policy Towards Transnational Corporations and their R&D Relocation

Author(s): Anna Zorska
Subject(s): Politics, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Public Administration, Public Law
Published by: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Keywords: research and development activity; transnational corporations; host countries; public policy

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims at investigating the process of international R&D relocation by transnational corporations abroad. The prospective impacts exerted by corporate research units on host countries and the public policy conducted for enhancing innovativeness of national economy are presented. R&D relocation implies FDI inflows by TNCs to host countries aimed at establishing corporate research units (research centers, subsidiaries engaged in research and production) as well as expanding their local ties which generate impacts on national R&D sphere and host economy. "Foreign component" of national research sphere is developed and its characteristics differ from those of domestic research entities. There are possible both favorable and unfavorable impacts exerted by foreign research units on innovativeness of domestic entities and NIS functioning. The host state should influence growth and activity of corporate foreign research units by means of investment policy (towards FDI inflows) and innovation policy (towards TNCs' innovation activity), in both cases serving a long-term strategy for enhancing innovativeness of national economy.

  • Issue Year: 11/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 109-137
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English, Polish