Martin Hemmert
Korea University
BusinessEconomicsMarketingNew product developmentEconomic growth
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Inter-personal ties have long been recognized as relevant not only for interaction between individuals, but also for knowledge transfer and other important outcomes of business activities. This applies in particular to East Asian countries such as South Korea where informal social networks are widely prevalent in business and society. However, less is known about their role in inter-organizational collaboration efforts, such as research collaborations. This exploratory study examines the relevan...
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Regardless of the global emergence and strong performance of many Korean firms, Korean-style management has received limited research attention. Combining original Korean with Japanese and American practices, Korean companies have adopted a wide range of distinct managerial routines in strategic planning, strategy implementation, corporate leadership, and human resource management. An evaluation of these practices by global management research reveals that they are broadly effective for enhancin...
#1Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
#2Adam R. Cross (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)H-Index: 14
Last. Leven Jianwen Zheng (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)H-Index: 1
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Entrepreneurial ecosystems at the regional level have been intensively studied in Western countries, but much less so in East Asia. We study five major ecosystems located in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Suzhou, and Chongqing, focusing on the business conditions for information technology (IT) start-ups. Our domain analysis reveals that these entrepreneurial ecosystems differ in various important aspects from leading Western counterparts such as Silicon Valley. Furthermore, we find differences in the g...
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#1Martin HemmertH-Index: 14
#2Keith JacksonH-Index: 4
#1Ludwig Bstieler (UNH: University of New Hampshire)H-Index: 13
#2Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
Last. Gloria Barczak (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 24
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We examine how trust in inter-organizational relationships develops over time. Specifically, we study the moderating effect of relationship maturity with various trust bases in the context of university-industry (UI) research collaborations. Examining trust formation with dyadic data allows us to take into account that partners' perceptions of relationship factors are not independent of each other's actions. We adopt the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) for the analysis of data on 98 m...
16 CitationsSource
#1Chaisung Lim (Konkuk University)H-Index: 3
#2Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
Last. Seunghoi Kim (Konkuk University)H-Index: 1
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Whereas the innovation-related evolution of multinational enterprise (MNE) subsidiaries has been extensively studied, the numerous sales subsidiaries in MNE networks have received little attention in this context. This study examines the evolution process of a sales subsidiary towards acquiring innovation-related capabilities and actively supporting innovation activities of a MNE. The evolution is explained in terms of technical information flow in an in-depth case study of a semiconductor MNEs’...
3 CitationsSource
#1Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
#2DaeSoo Kim (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
Last. Boo-Yun Cho (Jeju National University)H-Index: 1
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We advance the knowledge on trust building in supply chains by studying the interplay between institutional forces and firm level practices. Based on institutional theory, we propose a conceptual model for investigating the influence of institutional forces on building the supplier's trust, mediated by buyer firm practices. Through an extensive review of the literature in various disciplines, we extract key latent variables of our research constructs. We consider legal protection, government sup...
22 CitationsSource
#1Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
This study contributes to the debate on whether close interaction with industry partners in university–industry research collaborations (UICs) facilitates or hinders the acquisition of scientific knowledge by university researchers. The influence of relational mechanisms between UIC partners on university researchers’ technological and scientific knowledge acquisition is studied for a sample of 295 UICs in South Korea. The strength of pre-existing ties between university and industry partners, t...
2 CitationsSource
#1Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
#2Keith Jackson (SOAS, University of London)H-Index: 4
AbstractResearch on the internationalization of multinational corporations (MNCs) is mostly built on studies of North American and European firms. East Asian MNCs have been studied less, and commonly with reference to theories developed in Western countries. In this paper, we query the validity of these ‘Western’ internationalization models for East Asian firms through comparative case studies of representative Japanese and South Korean MNCs’ expansion into China. We find that the internationali...
6 CitationsSource
#1Jae-jin KimH-Index: 2
#2Martin Hemmert (KU: Korea University)H-Index: 14
Building on the resource-based view and network theory, we propose and test a framework of export antecedents of subcontracting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Whereas the internationalization of firms has been extensively studied in general, little is known about what drives the exports of subcontracting SMEs which play a very important role in the manufacturing sectors of East Asian economies. These subcontracting firms operate under very different conditions from other companies, r...
17 CitationsSource