A Network Perspective on Inter-Organizational Transfer of R&D Capabilities: A Study of International Joint Ventures in Chinese Automobile Industry

53 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2001

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Zheng Zhao

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - The William Davidson Institute

Jaideep Anand

Ohio State University (OSU) - Human Resource Research

Will Mitchell

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Business School

Date Written: February 2001

Abstract

Multinational enterprises' transfer of R&D capabilities to their international joint ventures in the less developed countries has been an emerging phenomenon. The purpose of this study is to understand the transfer of R&D capabilities between organizations embedded in drastically different organizational contexts using a network perspective. We identified different networks involved in the R&D capability transfer process from the perspectives of source organization, recipient organization and the interface between them, and analyzed the impact of different attributes of these networks on the effectiveness of R&D capability transfer, based on the notion that R&D capabilities are largely collective knowledge.

Suggested Citation

Zhao, Zheng Jane and Anand, Jaideep (Jay) and Mitchell, Will, A Network Perspective on Inter-Organizational Transfer of R&D Capabilities: A Study of International Joint Ventures in Chinese Automobile Industry (February 2001). William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 362. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=261565 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.261565

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Jaideep (Jay) Anand

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Will Mitchell

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Business School

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