EMNE Catch-up Strategies in the Wind Turbine Industry: Is There a Trade-off between Output and Innovation Capabilities?

Snehal Awate, Marcus M. Larsen, Ram Mudambi

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    Emerging economy multinationals (EMNEs) are catching up with advanced economy MNEs (AMNEs) even in emerging, high technology industries, where their knowledge-based disadvantages are most severe. We explain this phenomenon by distinguishing between output and innovation capabilities. Successful EMNEs' focus on output capabilities need not facilitate innovation catch-up. We compare the knowledge bases of an industry-leading AMNE and a fast-follower EMNE using patent data, buttressed by qualitative information. The AMNE's knowledge base is deeper and composed of more distinct technology groups than that of the EMNE. The EMNE has caught up in terms of output capabilities, but still lags in terms of innovation capabilities. Our in-depth comparative case analysis contributes to the literature on knowledge strategies and their impact on firm capabilities.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftGlobal Strategy Journal
    Vol/bind2
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)205-223
    ISSN2042-5791
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - aug. 2012

    Emneord

    • Emerging economy multinational enterprises
    • Catch-up strategies
    • Wind turbine industry
    • Production capabilities
    • Innovation capabilities

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