Reverse Technology Diffusion: On the Diffusion of Technological Capabilities from Advanced Foreign Subsidiaries to Headquarters of the MNC
2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper examines longitudional patterns in the diffusion of technological capabilities from advanced foreign subsidiaries to headquarters. Hypotheses are developed concerning the overall pace of diffusion of technological capabilities from advanced foreign subsidiaries to headquarters, as well as differences in the pace of diffusion between capabilities emerging in either greenfield or acquired advanced foreign subsidiaries. Cox's regression analysis drawing upon the complete patenting activity by 23 Swedish multinationals over the 1893-1990 period reveals increased pace of diffusion of technological capabilities from advanced foreign subsidiaries to headquarters. The findings also indicate that the pace of diffusion is faster for acquired advanced foreign subsidairies than for greenfield advanced foreign subsidiaries. Implications for strategy and management of the MNC are discussed.
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Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110653OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110653DiVA: diva2:277862
35th European International Business Academy Annual Conference, Valencia, December 13-15, 2009.
Presented at the European International Business Academy annual conference, Valencia.2009-11-202009-11-202015-02-06Bibliographically approved