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Patterns of knowledge flows and MNE innovative performance

  • Yamin, Mo.
  • Otto, Juliet
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    This paper examines the influence of inter-and intra organisational knowledge flows on innovative performance in multinational enterprises. It employs a theoretical framework relating to organisational differentiation within multinational enterprises to generate a number of hypotheses linking knowledge flows to innovate performance. The hypotheses are tested in the biopharmaceutical context. Patent citations and co-patenting are utilised to capture knowledge flows. The findings support suggestion in the literature that subsidiary embededdness in external knowledge stimulates innovation in MNEs.

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    Volume (Year): 10 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 239-258

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