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The Dual External Embeddedness of Geographically Distributed R&D

Athreye, Suma, Batsakis, Georgios, Singh, Satwinder (2012) The Dual External Embeddedness of Geographically Distributed R&D. In: The Academy of International Business Conference, June 30-July 3, 2012, Washington, DC. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We develop the conjecture that an R&D subsidiary can embed itself in the science base of the home country

(more closely controlled by the parent) and/or the science base of the host country, depending upon the type of

R&D it is mandated to perform, the threat of R&D leakage, strategic considerations of rival firms, and the

characteristics of the host country's business environment and scientific endowments. We test these conjectures

on data obtained from 76 R&D subsidiaries in 14 international locations. Both types of external embeddedness

are important and complementary. Global competitors and location specific advantages have determine the

extent of host country embeddedness, but location specific disadvantages, geographical proximity to the parent

and relative autonomy in subsidiary operations favour external embeddedness in the parent country networks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 13:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35152 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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