Determinants of Internal Versus of External R&D Offshoring: Evidence from Spanish Firms [Determinantes del Offshoring de I+D interno y externo: Evidencia para empresas españolas]


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  • This paper analyzes the determinants of R&D offshoring of Spanish firms using information from the Panel of Technological Innovation. We find that being an exporter, continuous R&D engagement, applying for patents, being a subsidiary, and firm size are factors that positively affect the decision to offshore R&D. In addition, we obtain that the factors that influence this decision for firms that belong to a business group differ depending on whether the firm purchases R&D services within the group or through the market.

fecha de publicación

  • 2015-01

Líneas de investigación

  • Firms’ Strategies
  • Independent Firms
  • Obstacles to Innovation
  • R&D Offshoring
  • Subsidiaries


  • 15-ene