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

Peder Veng Søberg, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageChinese
    JournalInnovation and Entrepreneurial Management
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)26-35
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2012

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