Institutional Influences on R&D Collaboration in China

Peder Veng Søberg

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    The paper outlines why collaboration between foreign invested R&D units and local universities in China often fails. R&D collaboration projects in China easily go off-track. The cases show that these challenges can be overcome if managers supervise employees and partners in a manner that simultaneously builds trust in the sequence of affect-based trust followed by cognition-based trust. Thereby, good results can be created in collaboration with Chinese universities. The paper illustrates institutional influences on R&D collaboration between foreign invested R&D and local universities in China, and thus provides insights as to why such collaborations fail, and how these failures can be avoided.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Business: Research, Teaching and Practice
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages16
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • institutional theory
    • trust theory
    • China
    • MNC
    • research and development
    • collaboration


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