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Micro-Foundational Dimensions of Firm Internationalisation as Determinants of Knowledge Management Strategy: A Case for Global Strategic Partnerships

Demirbag, Mehmet and Apaydin, Marina and Sahadev, Sunil (2021) 'Micro-Foundational Dimensions of Firm Internationalisation as Determinants of Knowledge Management Strategy: A Case for Global Strategic Partnerships.' Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 165. ISSN 0040-1625

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Abstract

Innovation is a critical source of competitive advantage in an increasingly changing and globalising environment and, thus, knowledge management lies at the core of a firm’s global business strategy. This paper investigates the relationship between micro-foundational dimensions of firm internationalisation and its knowledge management strategy in the emerging economies, which have been found more efficient in converting technology into socio-economic impact. We specifically look at the technology acquisition modes which are operationalised into three categories: internal development, global strategic partnership, and outsourcing. Results from the analysis of World Bank data collected from manufacturing firms operating in emerging economies show that specific micro-foundational dimensions such as the share of foreign employees, level of foreign input and foreign sales have a significant impact on the choice of technology acquisition mode by a firm; whereas the level of foreign ownership does not have such an effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: micro-foundations, global strategic partnership, internationalisation, technology acquisition
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 09:57
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29370

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