Organizational tension in international R & D management : the case of Japanese firms

@inproceedings{Asakawa2015OrganizationalTI,
  title={Organizational tension in international R & D management : the case of Japanese firms},
  author={Kazuhiro Asakawa},
  year={2015}
}
Internationalization of R&D has unleashed a considerable degree of tension within multinational corporations. This paper explores the nature of such a tension in the Japanese multinational firms. At first glance, the most obvious tension appeared to be on the autonomy and control issue between the headquarters and overseas laboratories. However, taking perception gaps as the primary manifestation of organizational tension within a firm, we learned that the tension appears to be more salient in… CONTINUE READING

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