Organizational Learning in Multinationals: R&D Networks of Japanese and US MNEs in the UK
The institutional approach treats organizational forms and behaviour as contingent upon institutions that are durable and socially embedded and so several authors have argued that the nature and modes of operation of multinational enterprises (MNEs) vary according to their national origins. This paper examines the ways in which national patterns of organization and innovation affect Japanese and US MNEs' global R&D networks and transnational learning, based on case studies of their R&D laboratories in the UK. In particular, it focuses on how these MNEs tap into foreign academic knowledge base and scientific labour through collaborative links with higher education institutions. Copyright (c) Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 (05)
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