The Adventurous Gene: Technological Imprinting in the International Growth of the Multinational Corporation

Katarina Blomkvist, John A. Cantwell, Philip Kappen, Ivo Zander

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    In this paper we explore the notion of imprinting in the multinational corporation (MNC), specifically how during the brief period when foreign subsidiaries turn into technologically advanced units they are influenced by the technological activities carried out at headquarters and home country units. We hypothesize and empirically show that during that period of transition the degree of adventurousness or explorative intensity of home country units is replicated and has a long-lasting effect on the type of technological work carried out by the foreign subsidiaries. The results suggest the systematic transfer of an ‘adventurous gene’ in the international growth of the MNC, with potentially broader implications for the study of foreign subsidiary development and a furthering of the evolutionary theory of the MNC.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business
    RedaktørerKlaus Meyer, Tunga Kiyak
    Antal sider2
    UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2014
    Sider274-275
    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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