from that conducted in a developing economy. This leads to the final notable finding.

  • The intellectual property regimes in emerging economies are poor and are a detractor for selecting sites in such economies. Intellectual property regimes are an important attractor for developed economy sites. R&D using “new” technology or science is more likely to be done in developed countries.

Future directions of research based on the survey results include more formal econometric analysis of the data in a search to uncover additional regularities in the decision-making process on site selection. In addition, comparisons between India and China, the two countries where the greatest expansion is expected to take place, are possible. Industry differences have not been discussed here. For the broad questions asked in the survey, preliminary analysis suggests that there are few industry differences. This might follow from the fact that there are only a few industries with many respondents. Some industry analysis, however, is possible, since for five of the industries there are 20 or more respondents.



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