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How transfer of R&D to emerging markets nurtures global innovation performance

Harryson, Sigvald J LU and Søberg, Peder (2010) In International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 5(4). p.367-391
Abstract
In the context of global R&D, we connect literature on knowledge management to a network-based theoretical framework helpful to analyse and explain the impact of globalisation of R&D on innovation performance. This framework is applied to two case companies, both global leaders within their respective industries, in order to analyse the extent to which their strategic globalisation of R&D activities, from Scandinavia to China, has contributed to increased innovation performance. Pack Tech moved R&D to China and immediately arranged innovation competitions between three selected universities in order to improve their innovation performance within distribution equipment. Med Tech–– did on the other hand not co-operate as... (More)
In the context of global R&D, we connect literature on knowledge management to a network-based theoretical framework helpful to analyse and explain the impact of globalisation of R&D on innovation performance. This framework is applied to two case companies, both global leaders within their respective industries, in order to analyse the extent to which their strategic globalisation of R&D activities, from Scandinavia to China, has contributed to increased innovation performance. Pack Tech moved R&D to China and immediately arranged innovation competitions between three selected universities in order to improve their innovation performance within distribution equipment. Med Tech–– did on the other hand not co-operate as closely with local universities when it transferred R&D to China – and captured less innovation performance improvements. Our findings suggest that close interaction and cross-fertilisation with local knowledge networks are of eminent importance for newly established R&D offsprings to improve overall innovation performance of their globalised R&D network. (Less)
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ambidexterity, university collaboration in emerging markets, sources of exploration, networking, Innovation performance, R&D transfer
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International Journal of Technology and Globalisation
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5
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367 - 391
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1741-8194
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10.1504/IJTG.2009.032737
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  author       = {Harryson, Sigvald J and Søberg, Peder},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {367--391},
  series       = {International Journal of Technology and Globalisation},
  title        = {How transfer of R&D to emerging markets nurtures global innovation performance},
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  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2010},
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