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A dynamic comparative analysis of international innovation networks in emerging market MNCs.

Wang, Y. and Sutherland, D. and Ning, L. (2014) 'A dynamic comparative analysis of international innovation networks in emerging market MNCs.', Industry and innovation., 21 (6). pp. 457-475.


This paper compares the international innovation strategies of emerging market MNCs (EMNCs) with those of developed country MNCs (DMNCs). More specifically, we analyze the patent outcomes related to the use of international innovation networks (IINs) of EMNCs in developed markets compared with those of DMNCs in emerging markets. We explore the convergence and volatility patterns in patent generation within these IINs, considering the use of overseas R&D affiliates and the outcomes of interactions between foreign R&D affiliates and home headquarters for generating patents over a 20-year period. Our findings are broadly supportive of the idea that the trends in the volume and volatility of patents generated from the underlying IINs used by EMNCs are converging with those of DMNCs. This is in line with the predictions of a number of current international business theories regarding EMNC international expansion.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:R&D, Internationalization, Innovation, MNEs, Emerging markets.
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