publication . Thesis . 2010

Internationalisation theory and technological accumulation - an investigation of multinational affiliates in East Germany

Jindra, Bjorn;
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  • Published: 11 Nov 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
This dissertation applies the theory of technology accumulation to explain the internationalisation of foreign and West German multinational enterprises (MNEs) into East Germany. This theory shifts the focus from technology transfer to the international diffusion of innovation within the MNE. It rejects the position that all MNEs offer the same technological opportunities to host economies. Yet, most of the existing empirical research on postcommunist transition economies including East Germany applies the traditional technology transfer perspective. Therefore, this dissertation provides a complementary and novel approach. We assume a dynamic interaction between...
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