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Multinationals in the Knowledge Economy: A case study of AstraZeneca in Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS (closed 20110701).
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS (closed 20110701).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
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Abstract [en]

Multinational companies play a large and growing role in the world economy. Theycontribute about 10 percent to world GDP and about two thirds to global exports. Inthe vast majority of the countries in the world, the presence of multinationals has alsobeen growing over time.

This report presents a case study of the role of a large multinational company, activein one of the most R&D and knowledge intensive industries of the world, withestablishments in a small open economy. The case study examines the role ofAstraZeneca in the Swedish economy, i.e. an economy dominated by multinationalcompanies. They account for almost all of Sweden’s aggregate investments in privateR&D, over 90 percent of the country’s exports and imports as well as a significantshare of the total number of employees in the private sector. The analyses in the reportmake it possible to assess the importance of the local presence of such a largeknowledge-intensive multinational for Sweden.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2008. , 91 p.
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CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 154
Keyword [en]
Knowledge economy, multinational companies, AstraZeneca
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72277DiVA: diva2:487435
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QC 20120209Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-09Bibliographically approved

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