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    Can locally-recruited R&D personnel significantly contribute to multinational subsidiary innovation in an emerging economy?

    Li, X. and Wang, J. and Liu, Xiaming (2013) Can locally-recruited R&D personnel significantly contribute to multinational subsidiary innovation in an emerging economy? International Business Review 22 (4), pp. 639-651. ISSN 0969-5931.

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    Abstract

    This paper assesses the role of locally-recruited R&D personnel relative to their expatriate counterparts as regards innovation in multinational subsidiaries in an emerging economy. Two hypotheses are developed based on a network approach to multinational enterprises in an emerging economy setting, and tested on a sample of 317 multinational subsidiaries in China. Our results indicate that locally-recruited R&D personnel have played a limited role in innovation within multinational subsidiaries. While making a marginally significant contribution to R&D output due to their direct supply of technological knowledge, locally-recruited R&D personnel are unable to translate subsidiary R&D expenditure into successful patent applications probably because of their lack of technology management skills. In comparison, R&D expatriates significantly contribute to multinational subsidiary R&R output in both dimensions.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Business Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Business Review, 22(4), Aug 2013, DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.12.002
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): China, Innovation, Local R&D personnel, Multinational subsidiary, R&D expatriates
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2013 10:50
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 07:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5975

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