The Dual Role of External Embeddedness on Excess Innovations by Subsidiaries in the MNC
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 25-28, 2007 / [ed] Oded Shenkar, Tunga Kiyak, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper addresses the evolution of technological capabilities in foreign subsidiaries of the multinational corporation. We specifically test for the existence of patterns in the timing of entry into new technologies in foreign subsidiaries which have once proven their capacity to contribute significantly to the strategic development of the multinational group. Event history analysis of the complete patenting activities by 157 foreign subsidiaries of 21 Swedish multinationals over the 1893-1990 period reveals statistically significant acceleration of entry into new technologies at relatively moderate hazard rates. The results lend support for established theorizing around the evolution of technological capabilities in foreign subsidiaries, but question extreme views on the growing strategic importance of foreign subsidiaries of the multinational corporation.
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Business Administration Social Sciences
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13140OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13140DiVA: diva2:40910
Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia and the Academy of International Business Meeting, Indianapolis.2008-03-032008-03-032015-02-06Bibliographically approved