Live and Let Die: A Survival Analysis of Foreign R&D Units in Swedish MNCs

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    This paper develops and tests as set of hypotheses regarding factors that influence the longevity of foreign R&D units in Swedish MNEs 1992-2012. The results obtained points to a hitherto underexplored aspect of the internationalization of R&D – the quite considerable volatility of R&D activities undertaken abroad. Over the 20 year period, 42 per cent of the R&D units had been closed down. As hypothesized, the hazard for closure declines with age and is greater for R&D units added through mergers and acquisitions than for greenfield establishments, but was smaller for strongly locally embedded units and units with R&D directed towards global markets. Contrary to expectations, the hazard of closure was greater for units strongly integrated with the rest of the MNE.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business
    RedaktørerKlaus Meyer, Tunga Kiyak
    UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2014
    Sider274
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedAIB 2014 Annual Meeting : Local Context in Global Business - Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada
    Varighed: 23 jun. 201426 jun. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 56
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/

    Konference

    KonferenceAIB 2014 Annual Meeting
    Nummer56
    LokationWestin Bayshore
    LandCanada
    ByVancouver
    Periode23/06/201426/06/2014
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind56
    ISSN2078-4430

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