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Win, place, or show?: How foreign market entry strategies contribute to the technological growth of the multinational corporation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the sources of technological growth of the multinational corporation. We conceptualize and shed empirical light on whether foreign investment strategies based on advanced greenfield subsidiaries, acquired subsidiaries, or a combination of both increase the likelihood of entry into technologies that represent new additions to the MNC’s technology portfolio. Repeated events analyses of the complete U.S. patenting activity in 226 foreign locations of 21 Swedish multinationals reveal a substantially higher likelihood of entry into new technologies among investment strategies based on foreign acquisitions, as opposed to investment strategies based on greenfield establishments only. To the extent MNC managers seek to enhance technological and strategic renewal through the expansion of foreign operations, the findings suggest that foreign investment strategies that involve the use of acquisitions are and should be the preferred alternative.

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2012.
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Social Sciences
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188962OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-188962DiVA: diva2:580317
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Long Range Planning conference, May 25-26, University of Reading
Available from: 2012-12-21 Created: 2012-12-21 Last updated: 2015-02-06

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Blomkvist, KatarinaKappen, PhilipZander, Ivo

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