Despite the strategic importance of the knowledge outflows from FDI for local firms’ competitiveness, no study has focused on the speed at which this phenomenon takes place. However, this issue is crucial since the speed at which firms absorb external knowledge influences the time they need to carry out subsequent innovations, their ability to adapt to external changes and enter new markets, thus ultimately affecting their chances to achieve a competitive advantage. This paper tries to fill this gap, by investigating the temporal patterns of knowledge outflows between foreign subsidiaries and firms located in host-regions. Combining International Business literature with insights on Innovation Strategy, we provide evidence on the timing of this phenomenon, and discuss the role played by multinational firms’ technology sourcing strategies.

Does Co-Location Accelerate FDI Knowledge Outflows? The Role of Subsidiaries' Technology Sourcing / Alessandra, Perri; Oriani, Raffaele; Rullani, Francesco. - (2012). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Academy of Management tenutosi a Boston nel August 3-7, 2012.

Does Co-Location Accelerate FDI Knowledge Outflows? The Role of Subsidiaries' Technology Sourcing

ORIANI, RAFFAELE;RULLANI, FRANCESCO
2012

Abstract

Despite the strategic importance of the knowledge outflows from FDI for local firms’ competitiveness, no study has focused on the speed at which this phenomenon takes place. However, this issue is crucial since the speed at which firms absorb external knowledge influences the time they need to carry out subsequent innovations, their ability to adapt to external changes and enter new markets, thus ultimately affecting their chances to achieve a competitive advantage. This paper tries to fill this gap, by investigating the temporal patterns of knowledge outflows between foreign subsidiaries and firms located in host-regions. Combining International Business literature with insights on Innovation Strategy, we provide evidence on the timing of this phenomenon, and discuss the role played by multinational firms’ technology sourcing strategies.
Does Co-Location Accelerate FDI Knowledge Outflows? The Role of Subsidiaries' Technology Sourcing / Alessandra, Perri; Oriani, Raffaele; Rullani, Francesco. - (2012). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Academy of Management tenutosi a Boston nel August 3-7, 2012.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11385/38456
Citazioni
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact