Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Preprint

Publication Date

9-2012

Abstract

Prior literature has established that international collaboration on R&D is an important means for generating new and impactful ideas through the cross-border integration of knowledge. We show that cross-country collaboration improves not just the resulting ideas, but also has a long-term benefit for the involved inventors in terms of continuing to generate higher-impact ideas in the future. However, our results also show that the improved performance of specific inventors in a multinational corporation subsidiary does not translate to broader subsidiary-level capabilities at innovation. One possible explanation might be that inventors obtaining international exposure often do not develop collaborative ties with other inventors in the subsidiary, favouring instead to collaborate internationally on subsequent R&D projects.

Keywords

emerging economies, patents, multinational corporations, international collaboration

Discipline

Business | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Economic Geography

Volume

12

Issue

5

First Page

943

Last Page

968

ISSN

1468-2702

Identifier

10.1093/jeg/lbs025

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbs025

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