Managing local knowledge assets globally: The role of regional innovation relays

Kazuhiro Asakawa, Mark Lehrer

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Abstract

We studied "regional innovation relays" as MNC regional offices that mediate between knowledge generation at the local level and knowledge application at the global level. The significance of the region as a nexus of innovation is illustrated by concrete examples from U.S. and Japanese MNCs. The role of regional management for the MNC's innovation system hinges precisely on the need for linkages between knowledge embedded in locally conducted activities and innovation exploited at the global level by the MNC. A framewotk of regionally facilitated innovation illuminates this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-42
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb

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Knowledge assets
Innovation
Regional innovation
Local knowledge
Knowledge generation
Knowledge application
Innovation system
Linkage

Keywords

  • Globally distributed innovation
  • Multinational corporations
  • Regional management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance

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Managing local knowledge assets globally : The role of regional innovation relays. / Asakawa, Kazuhiro; Lehrer, Mark.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 38, No. 1, 02.2003, p. 31-42.

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