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Philip Kappen
Uppsala University
38Publications
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310Citations
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#1Katarina Blomkvist (Uppsala University)H-Index: 7
#2Philip Kappen (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Ivo Zander (Uppsala University)H-Index: 8
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#1Katarina Blomkvist (Uppsala University)H-Index: 7
#2Philip Kappen (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 9
Last.Ivo Zander (Uppsala University)H-Index: 8
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This paper intersects extant theories of the MNC with empirically observed patterns in the intra-company emergence and diffusion of technological capabilities. It draws upon a database containing the complete patenting history of 24 Swedish multinationals over the 1890-2008 period, which allows for the identification of when and where in the multinational organization new technological capabilities first emerged, and when and to where they subsequently diffused into other units of the multinatio...
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#1Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
#2Philip Kappen (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Tomi Laamanen (HSG: University of St. Gallen)H-Index: 16
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In this paper, we provide an introduction to the Special Issue entitled ‘Divide and Rule? The Emergence and Implications of Increasingly Disaggregated and Dispersed Headquarters Activities in Contemporary Firms’. The purpose is two-fold. First, we propose a conceptualization of headquarters activities as a dynamic system in which activities can be distributed organizationally and spatially. We explicitly break with the dominant view of the prior research on ‘the headquarters’ as a single, identi...
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#1Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
#2Henrik Dellestrand (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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Abstract We investigate “dual headquarters involvement”, i.e., corporate and divisional headquarters’ simultaneous involvement in innovation development projects hosted by subsidiaries of multibusiness firms. Drawing on selective hierarchical involvement theory and the literature on subsidiary network embeddedness, we analyze 83 innovation projects in 22 multibusiness firms and find that the number of partners in the projects, rather than subsidiary intra- and inter-divisional embeddedness acts ...
7 CitationsSource
#1Lars Hfikanson (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 37
#2Philip Kappen (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Abstract Forty years after the publication of the original Uppsala Model, we revisit the empirical observations that inspired its conceptual development. The empirical evidence, we suggest, invites the formulation of an alternative and complementary model of the internationalization process of the firm, one that we have named the ‘Casino Model’ of internationalization. The Casino Model uncovers a number of new research issues pertaining to internationalization and to the nature of strategic deci...
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#1Katarina Blomkvist (Uppsala University)H-Index: 7
#2Philip Kappen (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Ivo Zander (Uppsala University)H-Index: 8
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This paper probes the extent to which the rise of the ‘modern’ multinational corporation (MNC) has come with significantly altered patterns in the emergence and diffusion of technological capabilities across units of the MNC network. It draws upon a database containing the complete U.S. patenting history of 24 Swedish multinationals over the 1946–2008 period, which allows us to trace both the emergence and subsequent intra-firm diffusion of technological capabilities throughout the post-war peri...
6 CitationsSource
#1Lars Hfikanson (Uppsala University)H-Index: 37
#2Philip Kappen (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
This paper develops and tests a set of hypotheses regarding factors that influenced the longevity of foreign research and development units in Swedish multinational enterprises over the period 1992–2012. The results reveal an underexplored aspect of the R&D internationalization—the volatility of foreign R&D laboratories. During the investigated period, more than 40% of the R&D units in the sample had been terminated. The results substantiate earlier research regarding the negative effects of mer...
6 CitationsSource
#1Katarina BlomkvistH-Index: 7
#2Philip KappenH-Index: 9
Last.Ivo ZanderH-Index: 8
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#1Henrik Dellestrand (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
#2Philip KappenH-Index: 9
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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#1Katarina Blomkvist (Uppsala University)H-Index: 7
#2Philip Kappen (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 9
Last.Ivo Zander (Uppsala University)H-Index: 8
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This paper develops a people-centric perspective on the geographical dispersion of technological renewal in the multinational corporation (MNC). We contend that a large proportion of all foreign technological advancements can be attributed to a handful of individual inventors, suggesting a blockbuster effect of subsidiary technological development. This suggests that analyses carried out at the subsidiary or firm level disguise significant yet largely unexplored variation in the technological co...
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