Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14A, Frederiksberg 2000, Denmark and Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, NTNU, 7491 Trondheim, Norway. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keld Laursen, Grazia D. Santangelo; The role of “non-economic” endowments: introduction to the special section on what we know and what we should know about international knowledge sourcing. Ind Corp Change 2017 dtx003. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtx003
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.