Exploring the International Connectivity of Chinese Inventors in the Pharmaceutical Industry

29 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2014

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Alessandra Perri

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Vittoria Giada Scalera

University of Amsterdam Business School

Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management

Date Written: December 13, 2014

Abstract

This paper explores the integration of emerging countries into the global system of innovation, as a channel for their technological catch-up. Using data on the innovative activity in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, we analyze the geographic dispersion of inventor networks linked to China, as a function of the characteristics of the innovative actors that coordinate their inventive work.

Keywords: Emerging Countries, Technological Catch-Up, FDI

JEL Classification: M16

Suggested Citation

Perri, Alessandra and Scalera, Vittoria Giada and Mudambi, Ram, Exploring the International Connectivity of Chinese Inventors in the Pharmaceutical Industry (December 13, 2014). Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 29/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2537784 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2537784

Alessandra Perri (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

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Vittoria Giada Scalera

University of Amsterdam Business School ( email )

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Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management ( email )

Fox School of Business and Management
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United States
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