The role of “non-economic” endowments: introduction to the special section on what we know and what we should know about international knowledge sourcing

Published on Apr 1, 2017in Industrial and Corporate Change
· DOI :10.1093/icc/dtx003
Keld Laursen32
Estimated H-index: 32
(CBS: Copenhagen Business School),
Grazia D. Santangelo20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Catania)
Recent developments in the pattern of international knowledge sourcing have highlighted a new international division of labor in knowledge production which now is affecting emerging as well as advanced countries. The source of this division of labor has been identified as residing in the changing economic endowments of these countries. We extend this by suggesting that the new international allocation of knowledge-related activities is related strongly to a country’s “non-economic” endowments. Our arguments provide context to the papers in this special section.
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