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Multinational Enterprises, Innovative Strategies and Systems of Innovation : New Horizons in International Business Series - Jose Molero

Multinational Enterprises, Innovative Strategies and Systems of Innovation

New Horizons in International Business Series

By: Jose Molero (Editor), John Cantwell (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9781843764793
Number Of Pages: 368

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This volume explores the extent to which multinational enterprises (MNEs) are decentralizing the creation of new technological capabilities to various countries. The book contends that technological strategies and innovation activities undertaken by firms are a critical part of the increasing internationalization 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 the extensive changes in the nature of international competition.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
List of abbreviationsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
New Trends in Mne Technological Organisation: Centralisation Versus Decentralisation
Global innovation strategies of MNEs: implications for host economiesp. 17
Path-dependency and coherence in international networks of technological innovationp. 47
Linking corporate-wide global R&D activitiesp. 81
Germany and the internationalisation of industrial R&D: new trends and old patternsp. 105
Understanding the growth of international R&D alliancesp. 129
The Interactions Between Mnes and Systems of Innovation
Partnerships for knowledge in business and academia: a comparison between Europe and the USAp. 155
The technological strategiesof multinational enterprises: their implications for national systems of innovationp. 177
Networks and learning processes: a case study on the automotive industry in Portugalp. 206
Foreign involvement in acquiring and producing new knowledge: the case of Hungaryp. 234
National innovation systems: absorptive capacity and firm competitivenessp. 269
Epilogue--after the stock market turnabout: questions and hypothesesp. 290
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9781843764793
ISBN-10: 1843764792
Series: New Horizons in International Business Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66

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