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Strategic Motivations of Inward R&D FDI

An Empirical Analysis of the UK

Authors: Igbinigie, Osagie, Cook, Mark, Zheng, Lucy

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  • Contextualises our understanding of R&D FDI by providing comprehensive assessment of R&D internationalisation
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This book explores the motivations of R&D foreign direct investment (FDI) in a developed country, placing a particular emphasis on the United Kingdom. Multinational enterprises operate in increasingly competitive and complex environments, and the role of R&D can be vital in the creation, adaptation or adoption of knowledge across different foreign locations. This book offers valuable insight into the similarity and distinction between strategic and specific motivations of R&D FDI at the country level, addressing a key gap in previous research on the topic. Based on an empirical study, the authors challenge current thinking in international business studies by shifting focus from R&D FDI globalisation to the concentration of R&D FDI in a single location, conceptualising the interplay of strategic and location-specific motivations. This book is a vital read for students, researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the motivations behind R&D FDI decisions in the UK and beyond.

About the authors

Osagie Igbinigie is Lecturer in International Finance at the University of Wolverhampton. His research interests lie in the areas of motivations and impacts of inward and outward R&D-related FDI, focusing on advanced economies and comparing between OECD and non-OECD countries.

Mark Cook is Reader, International Business at the University of Wolverhampton. He has published extensively on FDI, focusing on aggregate inward UK determinants at both national and regional levels. His current research interests include FDI into the peripheral regions of the UK and comparative studies of African-inbound FDI.

Lucy Zheng is Professor of International Business Management at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Her research interests lie widely in international business, management, economics, and entrepreneurship, with a core focusing on FDI and emerging markets.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategic Motivations of Inward R&D FDI
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Analysis of the UK
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41015-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41015-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41014-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 119
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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