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Where Do Companies Go? The United States is among the most popular destinations for corporate R&D,

THERE’S NOW AN EQUAL CHANCE, AND MAYBE A GREATER CHANCE, THAT INNOVATIVE IDEAS WILL COME OUT OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD, WHERE THE ACTION IS, WHERE THE NEED TO DELIVER MORE FOR LESS IS EVEN MORE 11 HEIGHTENED." 

thanks largely to its high-quality workforce and effective enforcement of intellectual

Brian Duperreault, President and

Intelligence Unit. 1-26.

CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies

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property (IP) rights. India offers the best combination of cost and quality, while

countries in the Asia-Pacific region are poised to become the most popular destinations over the next few years (see map below).10

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Tyrrell, P. 2007. “Sharing the Idea: The Emergence of Global Innovation Networks.” A report from the Economist Church, E., et al. Eds. 2012. “Delivering Results: Growth and Value in a Volatile World.” 15th Annual Global CEO Tellis, G.J., et al. 2008. Competing for the Future: Patterns in the Global Location of R&D Centers by the World’s

Largest Firms. ISBM Report 06-2008. 1-13.

CORPORATE R&D AROUND THE WORLD

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Current data on the offshoring of R&D by multinational corporations is relatively scarce. Researchers at the Institute for the Study of Business Markets at the Pennsylvania State University observed that few multinationals disclose the location of their R&D centers. Moreover, much R&D offshoring activity has occurred in the past few years, whereas most existing research is based on information collected prior to this period. The data presented here was generated from public information provided in Fortune magazine’s "Fortune Global 500" listings. Source: Institute for the Study of Business Markets, 2008.12

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