Multinational Enterprise and Subsidiaries’ Absorptive Capacity and Global Knowledge Sourcing
Constantina Kottaridi (),
Christos Pitelis () and
Additional contact information
Marina Papanastassiou: Copenhagen Business School
Chapter Chapter 12 in Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness, 2011, pp 259-277 from Springer
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)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:adspcp:978-3-642-14965-8_12
Ordering information: This item can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this chapter
More chapters in Advances in Spatial Science from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().