MNE R&D internationalization in developing Asia

Shasha Zhao, Marina Papanastassiou, Robert D. Pearce, Chie Iguchi

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Abstract

In line with the recent shift of R&D internationalization towards developing Asia, this Perspective paper reviews, contextualises, and evaluates the evolving patterns of creation, transfer, and assimilation of knowledge in multinational enterprises (MNEs). A typology is proposed consisting of four stylized nodes: West (industrialized mature economies), East One (emerging industrializing economies of developing Asia), East Two (Asian economies at an earlier stage of industrialization), and East Three (Asian economies with limited visible signs of industrialization). Within these nodes, this paper applies an institution-based view to discuss their diverse national innovation environment (with particular attention paid to governments, indigenous firms, and institutional conditions), and the network perspective to propose an intra-regional knowledge hierarchy, reflecting dynamic knowledge links.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-813
Number of pages25
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep

Keywords

  • Asia
  • Institution-based view
  • Knowledge hierarchy
  • Network perspective
  • R&D internationalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management

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