Multinationals and the Canadian Innovation Process

@article{Baldwin2000MultinationalsAT,
  title={Multinationals and the Canadian Innovation Process},
  author={John Baldwin and Petr Hanel},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
  year={2000}
}
This paper examines whether new views of the multinational that see these firms as decentralizing research and development (RD the type of RD the importance of RD whether the use of these other ideas indicates that multinationals are closely tied into local innovation networks; the intensity of innovation; and the use that is made of intellectual property rights to protect innovations from being copied by others. We find that, far from being passively dependent on R&D from their parents… 
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