The globalization of knowledge generation and application gives rise to an increasing division of labor in corporate research, development and innovation activities. For both corporate and for policy actors the basic challenge lies how the dynamics of internationalization can be managed appropriately.

 

This research stream is covered by a number of recent projects funded by external sources.

Production Offshoring on Innovation in the Home Country (2012-2013)

This project investigates the effects of production offshoring on innovation activities and R&D in the home country. The micro-econometric analysis utilizes European Manufacturing Survey data covering production activities, product and process innovation of large European manufacturing firms.
Funding: Austrian Ministry of Economics, Vienna
Partners: Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna

Int. knowledge and innovation activities of Finnish SMEs (2009 – 2011)

The project encompasses a microeconometric analysis of international knowledge sourcing strategies of Finnish SMEs. It utilizes Statistics Finland’s innovation survey, R&D survey and business register data.
Funding:
 Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Helsinki
Partners: 
VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland), Espoo; Statistics Finland, Helsinki

International mobility of researchers in Europe (2008-2010)

It investigates the international and inter-sectoral mobility and the career paths of researchers in EU27.
Funding: EU Commission, Brussels.
Partners: WIFO, Vienna; University of Athens; Manchester Business School; NIFU STEP, Oslo

Internationalization of corporate F&E in SMEs (2007 – 2009)

Here the costs and benefits of internationalization of R&D and innovation activities are investigated and the policy response to the globalization dynamics of international knowledge creation and exploitation is analyzed.
Funding:
 Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Helsinki
Partners: 
VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland), Espoo; Manchester Business School, Manchester; Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe

Internationalization of German academic research (2005-2006)

This project represents the first comprehensive analysis of the internationalization activities, their determinants and their effects in the German academic research system.
Funding: 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn
Partners: 
Center for European Economic Research, Mannheim; Technopolis, Amsterdam;

The role of domestic multinational enterprises (2005 – 06)

Multinational enterprises are identified as an essential part in the innovation system to tap into international knowledge flows.
Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation Center, Oslo
Partners: Technical Unversity of Denmark, Copenhagen; NIFU STEP, Oslo;

Foreign take overs in the Nordic countries (2003 – 04)

Based on micro econometric analysis of innovation survey data, the effects of foreign take overs is analyzed for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Innovation Center, Oslo
Partners: Technical Unversity of Denmark, Copenhagen; NIFU STEP, Oslo; Royal Technical Institute, Stockholm; Statistics Iceland, Reykjavik

[On these pages I only refer to projects where I have been the project lead at a participating organization or contributed substantially to the overall (sub)project outcome.]

The following list of journal publications relates to the context of Internationalization of Innovation Activities

  • [DOI] Ebersberger, B., & Mevenkamp, N.. (2016). Open Innovation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Journal of business administration research, 5(4).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2016,
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and Mevenkamp, Nils},
    doi = {10.5430/jbar.v5n2p},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Journal of Business Administration Research/Ebersberger, Mevenkamp - 2016 - Open Innovation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.pdf:pdf},
    journal = {Journal of Business Administration Research},
    keywords = {central asia,competition,eastern europe,innovation,open innovation},
    number = {4},
    title = {{Open Innovation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia}},
    volume = {5},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [DOI] Herstad, S. J., & Ebersberger, B.. (2015). On the Link between Urban Location and the Involvement of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services Firms in Collaboration Networks. Regional studies, 49(7), 1160-1175.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Herstad2013,
    author = {Herstad, Sverre Johan and Ebersberger, Bernd},
    doi = {10.1080/00343404.2013.816413},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Regional Studies/Herstad, Ebersberger - 2015 - On the Link between Urban Location and the Involvement of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services Firms in C.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {0034-3404},
    journal = {Regional Studies},
    month = {jul},
    number = {7},
    pages = {1160--1175},
    title = {{On the Link between Urban Location and the Involvement of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services Firms in Collaboration Networks}},
    url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2013.816413 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2013.816413},
    volume = {49},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [DOI] Dachs, B., Ebersberger, B., Kinkel, S., & Som, O.. (2015). The effects of production offshoring on R&D and innovation in the home country. Economia e politica industriale, 42(1), 9-31.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Dachs2014,
    author = {Dachs, Bernhard and Ebersberger, Bernd and Kinkel, Steffen and Som, Oliver},
    doi = {10.1007/s40812-014-0001-2},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Economia e Politica Industriale/Dachs et al. - 2015 - The effects of production offshoring on R{\&}ampD and innovation in the home country.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {0391-2078},
    journal = {Economia e Politica Industriale},
    month = {mar},
    number = {1},
    pages = {9--31},
    title = {{The effects of production offshoring on R{\&}D and innovation in the home country}},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40812-014-0001-2},
    volume = {42},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [DOI] Herstad, S. J., Aslesen, H. W., & Ebersberger, B.. (2014). On industrial knowledge bases, commercial opportunities and global innovation network linkages. Research policy, 43(3), 495-504.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Aslesen2013a,
    abstract = {It is commonly argued that we are witnessing a shift from global production networks, driven by the search for markets and lower cost production sites, to global innovation networks (GINs), driven by the search for knowledge. This paper explores how sources of behavioural differentiation derived from the literature on industrial knowledge bases and technological regimes condition the degree of involvement in international innovation collaboration. We find this to be significantly influenced by the nature of knowledge and the cumulativeness of knowledge development, the active use of measures to protect intellectual property, the inherent need to innovate and the opportunity to generate sales from this activity. The likelihood that the firm establishes and maintains a truly global network configuration is influenced accordingly. {\textcopyright} 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
    author = {Herstad, Sverre Johan and Aslesen, Heidi Wiig and Ebersberger, Bernd},
    doi = {10.1016/j.respol.2013.08.003},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Research Policy/Herstad, Aslesen, Ebersberger - 2014 - On industrial knowledge bases, commercial opportunities and global innovation network linkages.pdf:pdf},
    isbn = {0048-7333},
    issn = {00487333},
    journal = {Research Policy},
    keywords = {Collaboration,Cumulativeness,Global innovation networks,Knowledge bases,Technological regimes},
    month = {apr},
    number = {3},
    pages = {495--504},
    publisher = {Elsevier B.V.},
    title = {{On industrial knowledge bases, commercial opportunities and global innovation network linkages}},
    url = {http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048733313001431},
    volume = {43},
    year = {2014}
    }
  • [DOI] Herstad, S. J., & Ebersberger, B.. (2014). Urban agglomerations, knowledge-intensive services and innovation: establishing the core connections. Entrepreneurship & regional development, 26(3-4), 211-233.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Herstad2014,
    abstract = {This paper investigates how resources available in urban agglomerations influence the organizational form, innovation activity and collaborative linkages of knowledge intensive business services firms (KIBS). Compared to their counterparts elsewhere, KIBS located in Norwegian large-city labour market regions are more likely to be independent from multi-establishment business organizations and thus reliant on resources available externally, in their locations. This is most pronounced in the central and western business districts of the capital, wherein independent KIBS exhibit high turnover of professionals and are less inclined to engage actively in innovation. Yet, those that do engage use the capital region economy as a platform for engaging with both domestic and international collaboration partners. Only by consecutively analysing these aspects and accounting for the selection processes involved is the empirical analysis able to uncover contrasting firm-level responses to the same urban economy resource base.},
    author = {Herstad, Sverre J. and Ebersberger, Bernd},
    doi = {10.1080/08985626.2014.888098},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Entrepreneurship {\&} Regional Development/Herstad, Ebersberger - 2014 - Urban agglomerations, knowledge-intensive services and innovation establishing the core connections.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {0898-5626},
    journal = {Entrepreneurship {\&} Regional Development},
    keywords = {collaboration,innovation,knowledge diffusion,knowledge intensive business services,labour,mobility,norway,urbanization},
    month = {mar},
    number = {3-4},
    pages = {211--233},
    title = {{Urban agglomerations, knowledge-intensive services and innovation: establishing the core connections}},
    url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08985626.2014.888098},
    volume = {26},
    year = {2014}
    }
  • [DOI] Ebersberger, B., Herstad, S. J., & Koller, C.. (2014). Does the composition of regional knowledge bases influence extra-regional collaboration for innovation?. Applied economics letters, 21(3), 201-204.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2014,
    abstract = {There is a growing research interest in the relationship between the composition of regional knowledge bases and the extra-regional collaborative ties maintained by actors during their development work. To investigate this relationship, we use patent data to characterize European NUTS 3 regions by their (i) comparative technological specializations; and (ii) related technological variety. We find domestic, extra-regional collaboration to be negatively associated with regional technological specialization and related technological variety. At the same time, we find related technological variety to serve in support of international innovation collaboration.},
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and Herstad, Sverre J. and Koller, Christina},
    doi = {10.1080/13504851.2013.848019},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Applied Economics Letters/Ebersberger, Herstad, Koller - 2014 - Does the composition of regional knowledge bases influence extra-regional collaboration for innova.pdf:pdf},
    isbn = {1350-4851},
    issn = {1350-4851},
    journal = {Applied Economics Letters},
    keywords = {12335,13704},
    number = {3},
    pages = {201--204},
    title = {{Does the composition of regional knowledge bases influence extra-regional collaboration for innovation?}},
    url = {{\textless}Go to ISI{\textgreater}://WOS:000333569200010},
    volume = {21},
    year = {2014}
    }
  • [DOI] Ebersberger, B., & Herstad, S. J.. (2013). The relationship between international innovation collaboration, intramural R&D and SMEs’ innovation performance: a quantile regression approach. Applied economics letters, 20(7), 626-630.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2012c,
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and Herstad, Sverre Johan},
    doi = {10.1080/13504851.2012.724158},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Applied Economics Letters/Ebersberger, Herstad - 2013 - The relationship between international innovation collaboration, intramural R{\&}D and SMEs' innovation perfo.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {1350-4851},
    journal = {Applied Economics Letters},
    keywords = {internationalization,optn innovation},
    month = {may},
    number = {7},
    pages = {626--630},
    title = {{The relationship between international innovation collaboration, intramural R{\&}D and SMEs' innovation performance: a quantile regression approach}},
    url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2012.724158},
    volume = {20},
    year = {2013}
    }
  • [DOI] Ebersberger, B., & Herstad, S. J.. (2012). Go abroad or have strangers visit? On organizational search spaces and local linkages. Journal of economic geography, 12(1), 273-295.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2011b,
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and Herstad, Sverre Johan},
    doi = {10.1093/jeg/lbq057},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Journal of Economic Geography/Ebersberger, Herstad - 2012 - Go abroad or have strangers visit On organizational search spaces and local linkages.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {1468-2702},
    journal = {Journal of Economic Geography},
    keywords = {d collaboration,f21,f23,gatekeeper,innovation systems,jel classifications,multinational enterprises,o33,r},
    month = {jan},
    number = {1},
    pages = {273--295},
    title = {{Go abroad or have strangers visit? On organizational search spaces and local linkages}},
    url = {http://joeg.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/jeg/lbq057},
    volume = {12},
    year = {2012}
    }
  • Herstad, S. J., Paalshaugen, Ö., & Ebersberger, B.. (2011). Industrial innovation collaboration in a capital region context. Journal of the knowledge economy, 2(4), 507-532.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Herstad2011,
    author = {Herstad, Sverre Johan and Paalshaugen, {\"{O}}yvind and Ebersberger, Bernd},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Journal of the Knowledge Economy/Herstad, Paalshaugen, Ebersberger - 2011 - Industrial innovation collaboration in a capital region context.pdf:pdf},
    journal = {Journal of the Knowledge Economy},
    number = {4},
    pages = {507--532},
    title = {{Industrial innovation collaboration in a capital region context}},
    volume = {2},
    year = {2011}
    }
  • Asheim, B. T., Ebersberger, B., Herstad, S. J., & Circle, A.. (2010). MNCs between the Local and the Global : Knowledge Bases , Proximity and Distributed Knowledge Networks. Innovation and institutional embeddedness of multinational companies(1).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Asheim2011,
    address = {Cheltenham},
    author = {Asheim, Bj{\"{o}}rn T. and Ebersberger, Bernd and Herstad, Sverre Johan and Circle, Asheim},
    chapter = {4},
    editor = {Heidenreich, Martin},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/Innovation and institutional embeddedness of multinational companies/Asheim et al. - 2010 - MNCs between the Local and the Global Knowledge Bases , Proximity and Distributed Knowledge Networks.pdf:pdf},
    journal = {Innovation and institutional embeddedness of multinational companies},
    keywords = {internationalization,mnc},
    number = {1},
    title = {{MNCs between the Local and the Global : Knowledge Bases , Proximity and Distributed Knowledge Networks}},
    year = {2010}
    }
  • [DOI] Dachs, B., & Ebersberger, B.. (2009). Does foreign ownership matter for the innovative activities of enterprises?. International economics and economic policy, 6(1), 41-57.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Dachs2009a,
    author = {Dachs, Bernhard and Ebersberger, Bernd},
    doi = {10.1007/s10368-009-0126-3},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/International Economics and Economic Policy/Dachs, Ebersberger - 2009 - Does foreign ownership matter for the innovative activities of enterprises.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {1612-4804},
    journal = {International Economics and Economic Policy},
    keywords = {austria,f 230,financial support provided by,foreign direct investment,foreign-owned enterprises,innovation,jel codes o310,kernel-based matching,o340,research and development,s,the austrian national bank,the authors gratefully acknowledge},
    month = {apr},
    number = {1},
    pages = {41--57},
    title = {{Does foreign ownership matter for the innovative activities of enterprises?}},
    url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10368-009-0126-3},
    volume = {6},
    year = {2009}
    }
  • [DOI] Dachs, B., Ebersberger, B., & Lööf, H.. (2008). The innovative performance of foreign-owned enterprises in small open economies. The journal of technology transfer, 33(4), 393-406.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Dachs2007,
    author = {Dachs, Bernhard and Ebersberger, Bernd and L{\"{o}}{\"{o}}f, Hans},
    doi = {10.1007/s10961-007-9058-7},
    file = {:C$\backslash$:/Literature/The Journal of Technology Transfer/Dachs, Ebersberger, L{\"{o}}{\"{o}}f - 2008 - The innovative performance of foreign-owned enterprises in small open economies.pdf:pdf},
    issn = {0892-9912},
    journal = {The Journal of Technology Transfer},
    keywords = {austria {\'{a}} denmark {\'{a}},enterprises {\'{a}} cis,finland {\'{a}} norway {\'{a}},jel classi cation o310,multinational enterprises {\'{a}} foreign-owned,sweden {\'{a}} innovation {\'{a}},{\'{a}} f230},
    month = {aug},
    number = {4},
    pages = {393--406},
    title = {{The innovative performance of foreign-owned enterprises in small open economies}},
    url = {http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s10961-007-9058-7},
    volume = {33},
    year = {2008}
    }
  • Ebersberger, B., Kinkel, S., Dachs, B., Waser, B. R., & Hanisch, C.. (2006). Produktionsverlagerungen und Rückverlagerungen im europäischen Vergleich. Industrie-management, 23, 47-51.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2007g,
    address = {Luzern},
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and Kinkel, Steffen and Dachs, Bernhard and Waser, B R and Hanisch, C},
    journal = {Industrie-Management},
    pages = {47--51},
    publisher = {ProduktionsInnovation.ch},
    series = {Mitteilungen aus der EMS-Erhebung - Schweiz},
    title = {{Produktionsverlagerungen und R{\"{u}}ckverlagerungen im europ{\"{a}}ischen Vergleich}},
    volume = {23},
    year = {2006}
    }
  • Ebersberger, B., & Lööf, H.. (2005). Multinational enterprises, spillovers, innovation and productivity. Uip journal of management research, 4, 7-37.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{Ebersberger2005j,
    author = {Ebersberger, Bernd and L{\"{o}}{\"{o}}f, Hans},
    journal = {UIP Journal of Management Research},
    pages = {7--37},
    title = {{Multinational enterprises, spillovers, innovation and productivity}},
    volume = {4},
    year = {2005}
    }