R&D transfer from Europe to Asia: Towards global R&D complementarity benefiting innovation performance

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The paper investigates foreign invested radical innovations, and related impediments, in China and India, in order to better understand impediments and requirements for radical innovation in China.
    Design/methodology/approach - The paper presents a framework based on theories on knowledge creation, innovation and networking, which is relevant in order to understand impediments and opportunities for radical innovation in China. The paper also draws on extensive empirical data collected from a holistic multiple case study including three MNCs based in Scandinavia, which have established R&D units in China and India.
    Findings – Examples of radical innovations in China and India within Scandinavian MNCs are presented, illustrating that radical innovation is indeed possible in China. However, impediments to radical innovation also exist. A knowledge gap, as opposed to an information gap, exists in China and India.
    Originality/value – A deficiency with the existing distinction between information and knowledge is identified. A new distinction between knowledge and information is proposed, which embraces the tacit nature of complex explicit knowledge - or tacit information. Skill requirements, for creating and understanding information and knowledge respectively, are outlined. The framework is relevant in order to understand better, requirements in order for
    China to step further up the learning curve and innovate in radical ways. Policy implications, relevant for governmental bodies as well as managers in China, suggesting further emphasis on the development of socialization skills and opportunities for experiential knowledge creation, are outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings the 12th annual SNEE conference
    Number of pages16
    PublisherLund University
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventSNEEs 12th Yearly Conference: European Integration in Swedish Economic Research - Mölle, Sweden
    Duration: 18 May 201021 May 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceSNEEs 12th Yearly Conference: European Integration in Swedish Economic Research
    CountrySweden
    CityMölle
    Period18/05/201021/05/2010

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    Innovation performance
    China
    Asia
    Complementarity
    Radical innovation
    Impediments
    India
    Knowledge creation
    Learning curve
    Multiple case study
    Policy implications
    Managers
    Socialization
    Experiential knowledge
    Knowledge gap
    Innovation
    Networking
    Design methodology
    Scandinavia
    Explicit knowledge

    Keywords

    • radical innovation
    • China
    • India
    • R&D transfer
    • Tacit information
    • Tacit knowledge

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    Søberg, PV 2010, R&D transfer from Europe to Asia: Towards global R&D complementarity benefiting innovation performance. in Proceedings the 12th annual SNEE conference. Lund University, SNEEs 12th Yearly Conference: European Integration in Swedish Economic Research , Mölle, Sweden, 18/05/2010.

    R&D transfer from Europe to Asia: Towards global R&D complementarity benefiting innovation performance. / Søberg, Peder Veng.

    Proceedings the 12th annual SNEE conference. Lund University, 2010.

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