The Dual Role of Subsidiary Autonomy in Intra-MNC Knowledge Transfer

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    Abstract

    Purpose: The purpose of this chapter is to explore the effect of subsidiary autonomy on intra MNC knowledge transfers in relation to captive R&D offshoring to emerging markets.
    Design/methodology/approach: A framework to this end is outlined and illustrated in relation to four cases of captive R&D offshoring to emerging markets.
    Findings: Subsidiary autonomy has a mainly negative effect on primary knowledge transfer, and a mainly positive effect on reverse knowledge transfer.
    Newly established R&D subsidiaries in emerging markets need primary
    knowledge transfer in order to build up their competence before they can add to the knowledge level of the MNC. Gradual increase in R&D subsidiary autonomy is thereby beneficial for subsidiary innovation performance.
    Originality/value: The term beneficial primary knowledge transfer is coined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date27 Oct 2011
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2011
    EventOrganizational Design Perspectives on Offshoring - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 27 Oct 201128 Oct 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceOrganizational Design Perspectives on Offshoring
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period27/10/201128/10/2011

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    Søberg, P. V., & Wæhrens, B. V. (2011). The Dual Role of Subsidiary Autonomy in Intra-MNC Knowledge Transfer. Paper presented at Organizational Design Perspectives on Offshoring, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Søberg, Peder Veng ; Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum. / The Dual Role of Subsidiary Autonomy in Intra-MNC Knowledge Transfer. Paper presented at Organizational Design Perspectives on Offshoring, Copenhagen, Denmark.14 p.
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    Søberg PV, Wæhrens BV. The Dual Role of Subsidiary Autonomy in Intra-MNC Knowledge Transfer. 2011. Paper presented at Organizational Design Perspectives on Offshoring, Copenhagen, Denmark.