The United Kingdom’s position as the preferred location for many non-European firm’s headquarters has resulted in notably higher levels of R&D internationalisation in comparison to other similarly sized regions. Regardless of a small dip of inward R&D intensity between 2003 and 2007, an overall increase of inward BERD was present. The stable environment of the UK has proven useful for both domestic and foreign BERD initiatives.
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Source: AIT (2012) Internationalisation of Business Investments in R&D.