World Investment Report 2005

Transnational Corporations and the Internationalization of R&D (Includes CD-ROM)

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The World Investment report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide and at the regional and country levels, as well as emerging measures to improve FDI’s contribution to development. This year’s Report presents recent trends in FDI flows and explores the emerging internationalization of R&D (Research and Development) by transnational corporations, highlighting its driving forces and implications especially in developing countries, as well as the need for active and coherent government policies to enhance development benefits. The Report includes a statistical annex, which is also available on CD-ROM.




The World Investment Report 2005 (WIR05) was prepared under the overall guidance of Karl P. Sauvant by a team led by Anne Miroux and comprising Diana Barrowclough, Harnik Deol, Persephone Economou, Torbjörn Fredriksson, Masataka Fujita, Masayo Ishikawa, Kálmán Kalotay, Dong Jae Lee, Guoyong Liang, Padma Mallampally, Nicole Moussa, Abraham Negash, Hilary Nwokeabia, Shin Ohinata, Jean-François Outreville and James Xiaoning Zhan. Specific inputs were prepared by Victoria Aranda, Americo Beviglia Zampetti, Kumi Endo, Hamed El-Kady, Anna Joubin-Bret, Victor Konde, Michael Lim, Helge Müller, Thomas Pollan, Prasada Reddy, Christoph Spennemann, Joerg Weber and Kee Hwee Wee.


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