Globalizing innovation

Globally innovative

Issue 77 - September I October 2018

In the past, multinationals have seen developing countries primarily as a source of raw materials, as a market or as a manufacturing facility - and rarely as a place of innovation. Today, however, multinationals increasingly rely on their own research and development facilities, even in emerging countries. Political scientist Patrick Egan highlights the extent to which a host country's institutional framework can motivate multinationals to foster innovation in developing countries, thereby fueling sustainable economic development.

Patrick Egan: Globalizing Innovation, MIT Press 2018, 291 Pages, EUR 34,99