The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 331–336 | Cite as

International industrial R&D—policy challenges: introduction to the special issue



Internationalization Corporate R&D Public policy Foreign direct investment Mobility 

JEL Classification

O32 O38 F23 



All the papers of this special issue have been discussed in the workshop on the issue of ‘Globalisation of R&D: The Policy Dimension’ (“GlobPol” held in Vienna, May 2005) financed by the European Network of Excellence PRIME (Policies for Research and Innovation in the Move towards the European Research Area, The authors are grateful for the financial support and the broad discussion of the issue within the general framework of the PRIME network and for the valuable comments of all the discussants at the Vienna workshop.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Joanneum Research Ltd.Institute of Technology and Regional PolicyViennaAustria

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