Global R & D activities of Japanese MNCs in the US : A triangulation approach

  title={Global R & D activities of Japanese MNCs in the US : A triangulation approach},
  author={Sam Kurokawa and Satoshi Iwata and Edward B. Roberts},
We examined 79 Japanese MNCs’ R&D subsidiaries in the US from the knowledge-based view. We found: (1) subsidiaries’ R&D strategies generally encouraged knowledge flows; (2) subsidiaries’ R&D alliances promoted knowledge flows; (3) R&D subsidiaries with process-oriented incentives promoted vertical knowledge flows; (3) autonomous R&D subsidiaries promoted knowledge flows from the local environments to the subsidiary; (4) R&D subsidiaries with a high level of knowledge flows accumulated a high… CONTINUE READING

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