volume 26, issue 1, P25-49 2018
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-07-2017-0052
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Irina Ervits

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify major developments in corporate innovation. The author focuses on the behavioral differences between MNEs from developed and emerging markets in the way they locate their R&D activities. Design/methodology/approach With the help of descriptive statistics, the paper identifies major trends in the global distribution of innovative activity. The novel source of patent statistics, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, is used as a proxy for innovative…

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