What determines knowledge sourcing from host locations of overseas R&D operations? A study of global R&D activities of Japanese multinationals

Jaeyong Song, Kazuhiro Asakawa, Youngeun Chu

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Abstract

What determines knowledge sourcing from host locations of overseas R&D operations? We investigate factors that influence the extent to which overseas R&D laboratories source knowledge from host locations. Drawing on both the capabilities perspective and the embeddedness perspective, we have developed a conceptual model and then examined it empirically focusing on overseas R&D labs of Japanese multinationals. Statistical findings from negative binomial regressions show that both technological capabilities of the lab and external embeddedness in the local scientific and engineering communities matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-390
Number of pages11
JournalResearch Policy
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Capabilities
  • Embeddedness
  • Global R&D
  • Japanese multinationals
  • Knowledge sourcing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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