Exploring the links between offshoring and innovation

Maria Luisa Mancusi, Davide Castellani, Grazia D. Santangelo, Antonello Zanfei

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This Special Issue on Offshoring and Innovation, which collects a selection of papers presented at the Final Conference of a project on ‘‘Production, R&D and knowledge offshoring: economic analyses and implications for Italy’’ (prot. 2009KEKA5W), funded under the PRIN 2009 framework by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, aims to address some of the gaps discussed above through four articles investigating: – the effects of production offshoring on innovative activities of manufacturing firms in the home country; – the differential effects of R&D FDI and FDI in other economic activities on the technological leadership of the offshoring MNEs; – the effects of R&D offshoring in emerging economies on the knowledge creation of the offshoring MNEs and home system of innovation; – the effects of inward FDI on innovation capabilities in host locations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEconomia e Politica Industriale
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • innovation
  • offshoring


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