The Spatial Dimension of Patenting by Multinational Firms in Europe by

  title={The Spatial Dimension of Patenting by Multinational Firms in Europe by},
  author={Verspagen and Schoenmakers},
  • Verspagen, Schoenmakers
  • Published 2002
We investigate the spatial pattern of patenting by the world’s largest multinational enterprises (MNEs). Based on a summary of the theoretical literature on R&D by MNEs and the spatial nature of knowledge generation and knowledge spillovers, we expect spatial concentration of patenting by these large MNEs. A database is developed that provides information on patenting by European region (we use 125 regions) at the aggregated MNE group level. This database is used to describe a number of… CONTINUE READING

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