Trends in Research and Development Investment of Transnational Corporations Broken Down by Sector

  • Anna Odrobina Cracow University of Economics

Abstract

The article aims to identify trends in R&D activities of transnational corporations in 25 sectors. The analysis covered the top 1000 TNCs in terms of R&D investment in 2003–2015. The investigation confirmed the existence of varying trends between sectors, despite the overall marked increase in R&D investment. The study also determined the characteristics of geographical locations of the top five sectors, strongly dominated by US TNCs. In addition, four groups of sectors were identified depending on the R&D trends observed in the period under analysis.

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Published
2018-04-25
How to Cite
ODROBINA, Anna. Trends in Research and Development Investment of Transnational Corporations Broken Down by Sector. Central European Review of Economics & Finance, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, p. 57-70, apr. 2018. ISSN 2083-4314. Available at: <http://ceref.pl/index.php/CEREF/article/view/43>. Date accessed: 17 july 2018.
Section
International Business