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          The globalisation of R&D by TNCs and implications for developing countries (English)
          Presentation by Anne Miroux, UNCTAD, 2005, 20 pages
          Categories: Enterprise Development, Investment, Science and Technology

          What: The presentation outlines the main actors of the process of R&D outsourcing. TNCs play a key role but public sector research institutions, universities and domestic enterprises should not be neglected. It provides the rationale for the increase in R&D-related FDI activities in developing countries. The impact as well as the benefits, costs and risks and the enabling policies are reviewed. Finally, it offers a few issues for discussion. Who: Can be used by a lecturer on a course on R&D outsourcing to developing countries. How: For a course on R&D and the role of TNCs.