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Ram Mudambi
Temple University
184Publications
42H-index
7,260Citations
Publications 184
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Journal of Economic Geography 3.45
Snehal Awate4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Indian School of Business),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
We study an emerging industry’s technological network in which the patented technologies of the industry are connected to the geographic locations of the inventors. Our research context is the global wind turbine industry. The network maps the geography of the industry’s patented technologies over time. It shows the locations’ patenting activities in different technologies, centered around the core classes of electricity and aerodynamics. These activities shape the locations’ positions in the gl...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in California Management Review 3.30
Marcelo Cano-Kollmann4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Snehal Awate4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsRam Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
What happens when firms in an oligopolistic industry find themselves lagging behind in a potentially dominant technology? If R&D costs are significant and catch-up is key, technology laggards must turn to each other and open up their innovation processes in order to survive. This article uses a real options framework to explain the motives of bitter rivals to engage in collaborative relationships in order to catch up with industry leaders in specific technologies. It shows that ex ante, their in...
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Published on Mar 16, 2018in Industry and Innovation 1.34
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University),
Rajneesh Narula35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Reading),
Grazia D. Santangelo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Catania)
The distribution of creative economic activity over space has been viewed from three distinct perspectives: International business focuses on the multinational enterprise and the location of activities across national borders; economic geography studies the characteristics of the location site; and innovation scholars are mainly concerned with the technologies and knowledge that arises from the interaction of location and the creativity of actors. All these communities have drawn attention to co...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Journal of Business Research 2.51
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds),
Thomas D. Craig (DeSales University), Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
Abstract In the examination of outsourcing and offshoring strategies to establish and orchestrate global value chains (GVCs), scholars have focused almost exclusively on two key decision dimensions – control and location – as the primary determinants of these complex organizational structures. However, the dynamic, temporal nature of GVCs can be further explained via a third organizing decision dimension that has received surprisingly little attention in this literature: time. This relates to th...
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Published on May 1, 2018in Global Strategy Journal 2.12
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Northeastern University),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University),
Torben Pedersen44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Bocconi University)
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in International Business Review 2.75
Haritha Saranga10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Indian Institute of Management Bangalore),
Andreas Schotter10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Western Ontario),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
Abstract The rapid development of emerging market firms and their foray into global value chains has attracted significant attention. In this perspectives paper, we draw on case studies from the automotive industries in India and China, to describe the coevolution of domestic firms and advanced economy multinational enterprises (AMNE) entrants. We first show that domestic firms that used catch-up strategies such as capability upgradation, investments into internal R&D and globalization through m...
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Published on Jun 1, 2018
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
Populism is rising in many parts of the world and appears from both ends of the political spectrum. I identify two distinct global trends that underlie its rise. First, the rising knowledge-intensity of world output has turned the terms of trade against primary activities like agriculture and mining. Countries that have remained dependent on these activities have seen their economies stall. Second, falling spatial transaction costs have resulted in the rise of disaggregated global value chains, ...
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Published on Jun 11, 2018in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Nicolai J. Foss2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bocconi University),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University),
Samuele Murtinu11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Groningen)
The taxation of the multinational enterprise (MNE) has been a continuing concern for policymakers. We argue that the changing nature of the mobile MNE (e.g., its improved ability to fine-slice the value chain and disperse it geographically) makes it increasingly important to rethink current tax policies. First, there should be more focus on the inefficiencies that arise when taxation leads to the inefficient location of MNE activities. Thus, MNEs may shift activities to low-tax jurisdictions tha...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University),
Lee Li10
Estimated H-index: 10
(York University)
+ 3 AuthorsRon Boschma48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Utrecht University)
IB scholars have long studied the multinational enterprise (MNE) and now recognize that its ability to capture value stems from its control of bottleneck assets. In contrast, economic geographers and regional scientists have largely focused their attention on the locations within which economic and business systems operate. In this article, we draw on both these literatures. We emphasize that the MNE’s integration of upstream and downstream strategic considerations to maximize its control of bot...
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Published on Aug 14, 2018in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Kristin Brandl2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Victoria),
Izzet Sidki Darendeli2
Estimated H-index: 2
(California State University, East Bay),
Ram Mudambi42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Temple University)
International agreements and institutions affect innovation in developing countries. We analyze the impact of advanced country multinational enterprises (AMNEs) and supranational organizations on the regulatory adoption of global intellectual property protection standards. In particular, we investigate 60 developing countries that signed the Trade-relate Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organization in 1994. Our empirical findings show that a greater i...
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