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Multinational Enterprises, Innovative Strategies and Systems of Innovation


  • John Cantwell
  • José Molero


Multinational Enterprises, Innovative Strategies and Systems of Innovation explores the extent to which multinational enterprises (MNEs) are decentralising the creation of new technological capabilities to various different countries. The book contends that technological strategies and innovation activities undertaken by firms are a critical part of the increasing internationalisation of economic activity, and that MNEs are the main actors for these changes. It goes on to explain that MNEs must now effectively manage new technological assets in order to cope with extensive changes in the nature of international competition.

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  • John Cantwell & José Molero (ed.), 2003. "Multinational Enterprises, Innovative Strategies and Systems of Innovation," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3182, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:3182

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    2. Rene Belderbos & Kyoji Fukao & Tomoko Iwasa, 2009. "Foreign and domestic R&D investment," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 369-380.
    3. Vicente Donoso & Victor Martín Barroso, 2004. "Exportaciones y crecimiento económico: El caso de España," Working Papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales 0405, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales.
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    5. Gupeng Zhang & Hongbo Duan & Jianghua Zhou, 2016. "Investigating determinants of inter-regional technology transfer in China: a network analysis with provincial patent data," Review of Managerial Science, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 345-364, March.
    6. José Molero Zayas, 2008. "La innovación internacionalizada: reto para las políticas de ciencia y tecnología," ICEI papers del Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales 02, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales.

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    Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Innovations and Technology;

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    • M4 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting


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