Title

MNCs, global innovation networks and developing countries : insights from Motorola in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Business and Management Science

Publication Date

7-2008

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

11

Last Page

30

Abstract

This paper aims at complementing the existing literature on globalization of innovations. More specifically, the paper contributes to the literature on the role of developing countries in MNCs global innovation networks (GINs). The bulk of the existing literature has proven useful in explaining process of concentration of MNCs GINs in OECD countries and thus implicitly explaining why developing countries play a marginal role only. A new and smaller stream of literature has started to identify why developing countries nevertheless have started to emerge as marginal yet important players in MNCs GINs. This paper extents our understanding of the evolutionary processes in MNCs GINs in developing countries and introduces intra-country spatial dynamics. The insights are based on an in-depth case study on Motorola's GIN where special attention is paid to China's changing role and how and why Motorola includes 'new' Chinese city-regions in its GIN.

Print ISSN

18376614

E-ISSN

1985692X

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Chen, Y. C., & Vang, J. (2008). MNCs, global innovation networks and developing countries : insights from Motorola in China. International Journal of Business and Management Science, 1(1), 11-30. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=719015762249915;res=IELBUS