Multinational Exploration of Acquired R&D Activities

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Title: Multinational Exploration of Acquired R&D Activities
Author: Gammelgård, Jens
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a survey of 54 Danish multinational corporations that have acquired activities abroad. The role of the acquired R&D units was the focus of the survey, particularly with respect to the schism between basic and applied R&D, and the schism between autonomous and network R&D. This paper establishes the connection between a multinational corporation that follows a capability-motivated acquisition strategy and the R&D role new subsidiaries should play in order for the acquired resources to be utilized corporation-wide. Statistical findings reveal the need to follow a combination of basic and network-oriented R&D activities when focusing on capability development. Keywords: Acquisition; Research and Development (R&D), Basic R&D, Applied R&D, Autonomy, Network, Capabilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7299
Date: 2004-08-02

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