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Transnational Corporations and Local Innovation

José Cassiolato, Graziela Zucoloto, Dinesh Abrol, and Liu Xielin
Routledge, IDRC

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As the fourth volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, this book explores the relationship between transnational corporations (TNCs) and NSI across the BRICS economies. Chapters highlight the role of foreign direct investment, the evolution of TNCs, and examine local factors such as government policies, human resources, market structures, and technological innovation and development that affect collaborative efforts with indigenous firms toward innovation and development. Original and detailed data, along with expert analyses on wide-ranging issues, make this book an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in economics, development studies, and political science, as well as policymakers and development practitioners interested in the BRICS countries.

The editors

José Cassiolato is Professor of Innovation Studies and Coordinator of Research Network on Local Productive and Innovation Systems, RedeSist, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Graziela Zucoloto is Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research, Brazil.

Dinesh Abrol is Chief Scientist at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, India.

Liu Xielin is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Management and Director of the Research Center of Management of Innovation and Strategy, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.