Funding sources and the strategic roles of decentralised R&D in multinationals

@inproceedings{Papanastassiou2005FundingSA,
  title={Funding sources and the strategic roles of decentralised R&D in multinationals},
  author={Marina Papanastassiou and Robert Pearce},
  year={2005}
}
This paper analyses the sources of funding accessed by laboratories of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in the UK. The five separate sources of funding are systematically related to four different roles that such labs are seen to play. The results confirm the view that decentralised R&D in MNEs now plays significant and carefully defined roles in the technological and competitive evolution of these enterprises. The strong position of central group funds is seen to reflect two… CONTINUE READING