Attractiveness for Innovation
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Attractiveness for Innovation

Location Factors for International Investment

Attractiveness for investment in innovation is high on the policy agenda in many countries as innovation is a key factor of growth and competitiveness in OECD countries. Virtually all governments are keen to attract international investment by multinational enterprises (MNEs) as a means to promote growth and employment, create new jobs and bring in new technologies.

While all countries and regions have some policy measures in place that are aimed at increasing their attractiveness for innovation, it is less clear if these policies are effective.

This report analyses the current trends in international investment in innovation and the attractiveness policies already implemented. These are often based on the more traditional instruments for attracting international investment. The book also explores in more detail the role of investment incentives that governments tend to give to international investors: their rationale, their impact and their usefulness.

The evidence presented in this report raises clear policy issues and questions existing policies. A number of policy principles are formulated to guide policy makers.

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Publication Date :
12 Apr 2011
DOI :
10.1787/9789264104815-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
29–59
DOI :
10.1787/9789264104815-4-en

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The attractiveness of a country for international investment is determined by the advantageous character of its location factors, which typically differ between industries, functional activities, entry modes, internationalisation motives, etc. In this chapter location factors for innovation are discussed using an industry approach (hightechnology industries) and a business function approach (corporate R&D functions and headquarters).