National Culture and Innovation: Implications for Locating Global R&D Operations

Jones, Gary K.; Davis, Herbert J.
March 2000
Management International Review (MIR);2000 1st Quarter, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
As multinational corporations internationalize their R&D function, location decisions become vital to the success of the firm. One input to the location decision process that has received little attention is the impact of national culture on R&D operations. The current paper reviews the literature on global R&D with an emphasis on identifying types of foreign R&D facilities, reviews the link between dimensions of national culture and innovative activities, and concludes with a conceptual model suggesting cultural profiles supportive of R&D types.


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