publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Multinational Firms, Global Value Chains and the Organization of Knowledge Transfer

Saliola, Federica; Zanfei, Antonello;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2009
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This paper combines insights from different streams of literature to develop a more comprehensive framework for the analysis of knowledge transfer via value chain relationships. We integrate the existing literature in three ways. First, we consider value chain relationships as a multi-facet process of interaction between buyers and suppliers, involving different modes of knowledge transmission and development. Second, we assess whether and to what extent value chain relationships are associated with the presence of multinationals and with their embeddedness in the host economy. Third, we take into account the capabilities of local firms to handle the technology ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multinational Firms, International Business F230, Transactional Relationships, Contracts and Reputation, Networks L140, Industrialization, Manufacturing and Service Industries, Choice of Technology O140, Choices and Consequences [Technological Change], Diffusion Processes O330, Management of Technology and Innovation, Management Science and Operations Research, Strategy and Management, Multinational corporation, Economics, Knowledge value chain, Embeddedness, Global value chain, Subsidiary, Competence (human resources), Multinomial logistic regression, Knowledge transfer, Marketing
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Multinational Firms, Global Value Chains and the Organization of Knowledge Transfer

Saliola, Federica; Zanfei, Antonello;