NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Shin-Horng Chen

CIER, 75 Chang-Hsing Street
Taipei, Taiwan
REPUBLIC OF CHINA

E-Mail: shchen@mail.cier.edu.tw

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2005International R&D Deployment and Locational Advantage of Developing Countries: A Case Study of Taiwan
with Meng-Chun Liu
in International Trade in East Asia, NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 14, Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose, editors
December 2003International R&D Deployment and Locational Advantage: A Case Study of Taiwan
with Meng-Chun Liu: w10169
Although it is evident that R&D has undergone a process of internationalization, and that the less-advanced economies are becoming increasingly involved in this process, the substantial body of literature in this area has been based largely on the experiences of the developed countries. This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of this issue by examining R&D internationalization within a newly-industrializing economy, a prime example of which is Taiwan, and focuses especially on factors underlying locational advantage in attracting multinationals' offshore R&D. We begin with an examination of the literature on R&D internationalization and globalization, based upon which we emphasize the significance of first-tier supplier advantage' in a Taiwanese context. We take advantage of an...

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January 2000Telecommunications Liberalization: A Taiwanese Perspective
in Deregulation and Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region, NBER-EASE Volume 8, Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger, editors
 
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