Co-Location versus Disintegration of Manufacturing and R&D in Emerging Markets

Peder Veng Søberg, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens

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    The paper investigates what makes it more or less relevant to co-locate manufacturing activities and R&D activities in emerging markets within multinational companies. A framework to this end is developed and illustrated in relation to four cases from multinational companies, which have established R&D and manufacturing in China or India. The findings point to the importance of contingencies such as clockspeed, technological complexity, as well as the extent to which local adaptation is needed.
    TidsskriftInnovation and Entrepreneurial Management
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)26-35
    StatusUdgivet - 11 jan. 2012


    • R&D
    • manufacturing
    • emerging markets