Thursby, Jerry, Thursby, Marie. "Location of Recent or Planned R&D Sites." Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location -- Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location
which are only in the planning phase. Choose one of these that is OUTSIDEthe home country and that is both considered to be central to your firm’s currentR&D strategy and about which you are familiar.
Does such a facility come to mind?
A “yes” response was followed by a series of questions about that facility; these questions were skipped if the response was “no.” The above was repeated substituting “INSIDE the home country” for “OUTSIDE the home country.”
Those respondents familiar with a recent or planned facility were asked about the destination country, the year the facility was established (or expected to be established), and the number (or expected number) of technical employees. Table 1, Part A gives the distribution of facilities by destination and by home country of all respondents. The left-most column is the home country or region of the respondent. The remaining columns give the destination. For example, 19 U.S. respondents identified a recent or planned facility in Western Europe. Note that only four firms responding
TABLE 1 Location of Recent or Planned Facilities
Part A. Number and Destination of FacilitiesOutsidethe Home Country
Part B. Number of FacilitiesInsidethe Home Country