Internal embeddedness, geographic distance, and global knowledge sourcing by overseas subsidiaries

Kazuhiro Asakawa, Yeon Jin Park, Jaeyong Song, Sang Ji Kim

研究成果: Article

7 引用 (Scopus)


We investigate determinants of global knowledge sourcing of overseas R&D subsidiaries, shedding light on vertical cross-border embeddedness within firms. Drawing on the paradox of embeddedness perspective, which assumes that embeddedness may facilitate or hinder knowledge transfer, we examine the extent to which different types of internal vertical embeddedness – administrative versus knowledge – facilitate global knowledge sourcing. We find that vertical administrative embeddedness inhibits global knowledge sourcing, while vertical knowledge embeddedness promotes it. We also find differing moderating effects of geographic distance between headquarters and its subsidiaries on the association between vertical embeddedness and global knowledge sourcing.

ジャーナルJournal of International Business Studies
出版物ステータスAccepted/In press - 2017 10 17


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation