Title

The upgrading of multinational regional innovation networks in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asia Pacific Business Review

Publication Date

2007

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

373

Last Page

403

Keywords

China, local institutions, multinational R&D centres, regional innovation networks, upgrading evolutionary process

Abstract

Theories of globalization of innovation assume a hierarchical structure of location in the global division of innovation, with advanced innovative activities in the advanced economies and routine ones in the developing economies. This study attempts to explain why multinational corporations (MNCs) have localized a wide spectrum of innovative activities to China since 1995, which range from process innovation and product innovation to basic research. By comparing the dynamic transformation of two MNCs' regional innovation networks (RIN) in China – namely Motorola and Microsoft – this essay argues that the innovation upgrading process can be better understood through examining the interaction between the MNC subsidiary innovation centres and the local institutions.

DOI

10.1080/13602380701291941

Print ISSN

13602381

E-ISSN

1743792X

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Chen, Y. C. (2007). The upgrading of multinational regional innovation networks in China. Asia Pacific Business Review, 13(3), 373-403. doi: 10.1080/13602380701291941