Dear Colleagues,


Please find below the link to a Call for Papers for a special issue of Transnational Corporations on international knowledge sourcing by transnational companies in services. Editors are Tamar Almor, Marina Papanastassiou, Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann, and myself.


Empirical evidence suggests that service industries gained a prominent role in international knowledge sourcing in recent years. Digital MNEs – e.g. Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook – today are among the largest R&D performers globally but also firms in traditional service industries have increased innovation and R&D activities abroad in recent years. The shift towards services, however, is hardly reflected in the academic literature which still focusses on international knowledge sourcing in manufacturing firms.



I look forward to your papers!


Kind regards,




Bernhard Dachs

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Center for Innovation Systems & Policy


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