Outside the Triad: An Examination of International R&D Investments within Peripheral Economies

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Corporate R&D, traditionally one of the most shielded and most centralized activities in the corporate value chain, has experienced a rapid internationalization over the last decade and a half. The risks of technology leakages, expensive double inventions, difficulties to control and a desire to reap economies of scale have traditionally led firms to concentrate their R&D activities within close proximity to corporate headquarters (see Ambos and Schlegelmilch, 2004; Pearce, 1989). A changing competitive environment, the increasing dispersion of knowledge and the concentration of competencies in so-called ‘pockets of knowledge’ around the world, has forced firms to absorb the risks of loosening control on their core competencies and to set up R&D units in overseas locations.

Authors Ambos, Björn & Ambos, Tina C.
Editors Benito, Gabriel & Narula, Rajneesh
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed No
Date 2007
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan UK - Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication London
Volume 1st ed. 2007
Page Range 188-205
Number of Pages 18
Title of Book Multinationals on the Periphery
ISBN 978-1-349-54306-9
Publisher DOI 10.1057/9780230593046
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 22 Nov 2012 15:09
Last Modified 29 Sep 2016 12:27
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/218143


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Ambos, Björn & Ambos, Tina C.: Outside the Triad: An Examination of International R&D Investments within Peripheral Economies. In Benito, Gabriel & Narula, Rajneesh (ed.): Multinationals on the Periphery. London : Palgrave Macmillan UK - Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, S. 188-205.


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