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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Alain Verbeke47
Estimated H-index: 47
(U of C: University of Calgary),
Angelito Calma6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Melbourne)
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds),
Jonathan P. Doh41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Villanova University),
Mirko Hwan Benischke2
Estimated H-index: 2
(EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Abstract In this article, we review critiques of international business (IB) research with a focus on whether IB scholarship tackles “big questions.” We identify three major areas where IB scholars have addressed important global phenomena, but find that they have had little influence outside of IB, and only limited effects on business or government policy. We propose a redirection of IB research towards “grand challenges” in global business and the use of interdisciplinary research methods, mul...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Journal of World Business5.79
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds)
This paper sets out the importance of internalisation theory to international business research and practice. It examines the context against which the theory has been developed, the environmental conditions in which the multinational enterprise has evolved and the phenomena that the theory has explained. It also examines the challenge to the theory of “unanswered questions”. These include governance, location theory, dynamics, networked multinationals, innovation, entrepreneurship and the role ...
Published on Nov 1, 2004in Management Science4.22
Jerker Denrell19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Stanford University),
Niklas Arvidsson2
Estimated H-index: 2
Udo Zander16
Estimated H-index: 16
(HHS: Stockholm School of Economics)
If knowledge is to be managed and transferred, it is essential that members of organizations know and agree on where capabilities reside. Few studies, however, have examined the difficulties of evaluating capabilities in large firms. This paper reports an in-depth empirical study of capabilities central to knowledge management efforts in large leading multinational companies. The results show that evaluation of these capabilities is a complex task. The median interrater correlation for capabilit...
Published on May 1, 2002in Organization Science3.26
Steven Postrel8
Estimated H-index: 8
Where should the boundaries of knowledge between economic actors be located in order to maximize the efficiency of their interactions? In particular, what circumstances determine whether it makes sense for adjacent stages in the value chain to invest in the development of common understanding, and when does it make sense for them to operate in mutual ignorance? To address these questions, it is necessary to construct a kind of production function which takes different forms of knowledge -- speci...
Nicolai J. Foss72
Estimated H-index: 72
(CBS: Copenhagen Business School)
Many writers argue that economic organization is undergoing major transformation in the emerging knowledge economy; authority relations are withering; legal and ownership-based definitions of the boundaries of firms are becoming irrelevant and there are increasingly few constraints on the set of feasible combinations of coordination mechanisms. The present paper critically deals with these claims, beginning from the basic idea that they may be analysed as turning on the implications for the Coas...
Cited By3
Marina Papanastassiou16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Middlesex University),
Robert Pearce23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Reading),
Antonello Zanfei20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Urbino)
Internationalization of R&D and innovation by multinational enterprises (MNEs) has undergone a gradual and comprehensive change in perspective over the past 50 years. From sporadic works in the late 1950s and in the 1960s, it became a systematically analyzed topic in the 1970s, starting with pioneering reports and “foundation texts”. Our review unfolds the theoretical and empirical evolution of the literature from dyadic interpretations of centralization versus decentralization of R&D by MNEs to...
Published on Oct 2, 2018in Transnational Corporations Review
Terutomo Ozawa11
Estimated H-index: 11
(CSU: Colorado State University)
AbstractThis paper aims to build theoretical foundations for a new paradigm of MNC-driven interactive growth. Catch-up growth (during which eMNCs emerge on the global stage) is derived from close interactions between aspiring emerging economies and advanced economies (including aMNCs) under the liberal global order. Since sovereignty-conscious emerging economies are naturally determined to foster the growth of national enterprises (including latent eMNCs), the state predictably plays a significa...
Published on Aug 1, 2018in Economia Politica0.71
Elena Huergo Orejas11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Complutense University of Madrid),
María García-Vega5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Nottingham)
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Robert Pearce23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Reading)
The chapter investigates the roles of MNEs in national economic development. This is an interaction of two multidimensional processes wherein countries pursue sustainable and deepening national development, and MNEs seek to develop global competitive networks. Countries can build on three levels of resource; non-renewable primary resources, standardised but improvable inputs, and creative knowledge and resources that can generate new competitive possibilities. The MNEs’ commitment to an economy ...