Growth engines of the multinational corporation: a longitudinal study of the sources of entry into new technologies in foreign locations
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Knowledge development and exchange in international business networks / [ed] John Cantwell, Tunga Kiyak, 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper concerns the technological and strategic renewal of the multinational corporation, specifically how different types of entry and investment strategies in foreign locations contribute to the entry into technologies that are new to the entire multinational group. Repeated events analyses of the complete U.S. patenting activity in 173 foreign locations of 21 Swedish multinationals over the 1893-1990 period reveal a substantially higher likelihood of entry into new technologies among locations represented by acquired subsidiareies. 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-110658OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110658DiVA: diva2:277873
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Milan, Italy, June 30-July 3, 2008, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim.