A Network Perspective on Inter-Organizational Transfer of R&D Capabilities: A Study of International Joint Ventures in Chinese Automobile Industry
AbstractMultinational enterprises' transfer of R&D capabilities to their international joint ventures in the less developed countries has been an emerging phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to understand the transfer of R&D capabilities between organizations embedded in drastically different organizational contexts using a network perspective. We identified different networks involved in the R&D capability transfer process from the perspectives of source organization, recipient organization and the interface between them, and analyzed the impact of different attributes of these networks on the effectiveness of R&D capability transfer, based on the notion that R&D capabilities are largely collective knowledge.
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R&D capabilities; networks; international knowledge transfer; joint ventures; collective knowledge;
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- NEP-ALL-2001-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2001-09-26 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-INO-2001-09-26 (Innovation)
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- NEP-SEA-2001-08-30 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TID-2001-09-26 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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