- What are the most promising conduits for foreign knowledge inflows? Innovation networks in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry
- Industrial and Corporate Change
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- 26 | 2
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- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
We study innovation networks in emerging markets, where foreign actors have been identified as key sources of knowledge spillovers as well as progenitors of industry clusters. Focusing on connectivity as a channel for international knowledge sourcing, we widen our lens beyond MNEs to include critical innovative actors such as research institutions (i.e. universities and research centers). We examine the geographic dispersion of co-inventor networks generated by US patents associated with the Chinese pharmaceutical industry. Previous research has highlighted the role of organizationally driven MNE networks as enablers of foreign knowledge inflows to less developed countries. However, our results emphasize the critical role of individually motivated networks arising from advanced economy research institutions in connecting China to global knowledge networks.
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- Correction published in: Industrial and Corporate Change, volume 26, iss. 4, (August 2017), page 745.
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