- Subsidiary Initiatives in International Research and Development
- Marcus Matthias Keupp
- SÃ¼dwestdeutscher Verlag fÃ¼r Hochschulschriften
- Published Date:
- Paperback / softback
- Product Dim.:
- 8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)
Subsidiary Initiatives in International Research and Development
by Marcus Matthias Keupp
My dissertation examines why subsidiary initiatives differ with respect to their probability of survival and identifies initiative-related factors which cause this difference. I conduct this examination within the context of the global research and development (R&D) organisation of a multinational company (MNC). My research therefore intends to answer the research question: What determines the probability of survival of an initiative sent by a foreign R&D subsidiary? The findings show that initiative survival is positively influenced by social and geographical closeness of the sending R&D subsidiary to headquarters, by the initiative”s alignment with the firm”s core areas of activity, and by the manager”s past success record, i.e. the number of already recognised initiatives sent by that manager. Moreover, initiatives that propose exploitative innovation are more likely to survive than initiatives that propose exploratory innovation. However, inter-subsidiary collaboration is found to have no significant influence on initiative survival. Finally, I discuss the implications of these findings for theory development and management practice.
Special Offers and Promotions
Our print to order bookstore saves you money. There are currently no special offers for Subsidiary Initiatives in International Research and Development
Thank you for selecting our online bookstore. Currently, there are no editorial book reviews for Subsidiary Initiatives in International Research and Development
About Pubgraphics Direct
PGDirect is an online bookstore that has embraced the concept of direct to consumer selling for self-published books, softcover and hardcover books, specialty books, children's books, hard to find books, college textbooks, print on demand books and more.