The volume “Innovation And Institutional Embeddedness Of Multinational Companies” edited by Martin Heidenreich has recently been published by Edward Elgar. It contains a paper by Björn Asheim, Sverre Herstad and myself titled “MNCs between the local and the global: Knowledge bases, proximity and distributed knowledge networks” where we investigate how proximity affects the geographical composition of an MNE’s network. We are able to show that the type of knowledge base (analytic vs. synthetic) matters for the effect. In short: for companies operating on a synthetic knowledge base, proximity clearly affects the composition of the MNEs innovation network. For companies operating on an analytic knowledge base it does not.