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Multinational Enterprise and Subsidiaries’ Absorptive Capacity and Global Knowledge Sourcing

Constantina Kottaridi (), Marina Papanastassiou, Christos Pitelis () and Dimitrios Thomakos
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Marina Papanastassiou: Copenhagen Business School

Chapter Chapter 12 in Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness, 2011, pp 259-277 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract We build on extant theory of the Multinational Enterprise (MNE), MNE subsidiaries and absorptive capacity (AC) to develop a framework that allows us to explore the role of MNE subsidiaries in the global sourcing of knowledge and MNE performance. We develop and test hypotheses using primary questionnaire-collected data. Our results support the idea that subsidiaries’ realized AC can be improved by the realized and potential AC of the MNE group and the subsidiary and in turn may improve the performance of the subsidiaries and the MNE group as a whole.

Keywords: Absorptive Capacity; Dynamic Capability; External Knowledge; Knowledge Flow; International Joint Venture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14965-8_12

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