Managing Global R&D Networks
Robert McNamee, Assistant Professor & Academic Director, Entrepreneurship, Fox School of Business, Temple University
MB Sarkar, PhD, Professor of Strategy & Innovation & Stauffer Research Fellow, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Ram Mudambi, Professor and Perelman Senior Research Fellow, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Today’s multinational companies (MNCs) expand into international locations for more than access to new markets. They recognize that in order to have breakthrough innovations they must access and leverage the range of knowledge that is developed internationally. One of the best ways to tap into this knowledge is with local R&D facilities in international centers of technical excellence. However, leveraging international regional knowledge and incorporating it into the MNCs existing knowledge networks is exceptionally difficult. What do we know and what have we learned?