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John Cantwell
Rutgers University
171Publications
36H-index
7,289Citations
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Published on Jan 2, 2018in Industry and Innovation 1.34
Ranfeng Qiu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(California State University, San Bernardino),
John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
AbstractThis study is inspired by a discussion that there is a shift towards more internationalised innovation networks in multinational corporations. In this study, we introduce the concept of general purpose technologies (GPTs) and examine the role of GPTs in the internationalisation of innovation activities. Based on an U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database covering patents granted in the U.S. to large MNCs between 1969 and 1995, our empirical findings suggest that the development of GPTs...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in International Business Review 2.75
Ranfeng Qiu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(California State University, San Bernardino),
John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
Abstract This research looks into the innovative activities of subunits of large non-U.S firms in the U.S from 1969 to 1995, suggesting that the innovations in the subunits of multinational corporations are closely linked to their specializations in General Purpose Technologies (GPTs). GPTs enable recombining knowledge from different domains on an international scale, and that the specialization of innovations in GPT fields within a subunit is positively associated with the innovative capacity a...
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John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University),
Salma Zaman (Rutgers University)
Purpose Through increasing globalization, cities are becoming increasingly interconnected with each other. To remain competitive, it is necessary for cities to combine complementary non-local sources of knowledge with local knowledge sources. We contend that an increase in non-local knowledge sourcing tends to enhance local knowledge sourcing too. The purpose of our study is to examine the influence of international knowledge sources on the capacity to build upon local knowledge sources in a cit...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018
Yuanyuan Li (Rutgers University), John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
Literature on inward-outward FDI relationship is inconclusive, even though the topic is under studied. This research attempts to understand the relationship by considering the heterogeneity of IFDI, namely the motives of IFDI. Different motives of inward investment vary in knowledge content and their interaction with local firms, which affects the efficiency of FDI knowledge spillover. We theorize the nature of inward-outward FDI relationship by emphasizing on the role of FDI knowledge spillover...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018
Se Ho Cho (Rutgers University), John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of World Business 3.99
Pallavi Shukla2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Rutgers University),
John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
We examine how, and to what extent, migrants in a host country attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from firms based in their country of origin (CO). Introducing the notion of institutional affinity, we argue that increased institutional affinity and increased connectedness of institutional environments of migrants’ CO and country of residence, make a location attractive to CO firms. Empirical analysis of FDI and migration panel data shows that in addition to the traditional factors influenci...
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Published on Sep 1, 2018in Journal of Economic Geography 3.45
Harald Bathelt28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Toronto),
John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
The increasing interconnection of local, trans-local and transnational knowledge networks is the outcome of the coevolution of (i) knowledge centers, typically city regions, (ii) epistemic communities that are grounded in and connect these regions and (iii) firms, usually multinational enterprises (MNEs). This interaction has created opportunities for innovation, but it is also impeded by a range of frictions that arise in the process of integrating locally embedded knowledge from geographically...
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Published on Apr 18, 2017in The Multinational Business Review
Shengsheng Huang1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
John Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
Purpose This paper proposes locational ambidexterity as a location-specific factor based on an operation flexibility perspective, and explores why and how multinational corporations (MNCs) proactively deal with uncertainty by valuing locational ambidexterity in making location decisions. Design/methodology/approach Location choice data for foreign direct investment (FDI) at a sub-national level in China is used to test the role of locational ambidexterity. Findings We find that FDI generally pre...
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Published on Jun 1, 2017
Yanli Zhang (Soochow University (Suzhou)), Jielin Dong (Tsinghua University)+ 1 AuthorsJohn Cantwell36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Rutgers University)
The purpose of this article is to study a widespread type of policy-led University Science Park in China and draw lessons for their future development. In recent years many University Science Parks sponsored by local governments have emerged in China, whose mission is to raise regional level of innovation and economic growth through promoting university-industry connections. We conduct an in-depth case study of one such typical park, the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation Distric...
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