Chinese Multinational Companies in Global R&D and Innovation Rankings: An Exploratory Study

S Filippov, G Duysters, Y. Zhang

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    Abstract

    Internationalisation of Chinese firms is a salient feature of the contemporary world economy. They evolve from local producers to multinational companies, strengthening their presence in a variety of economies ¿ from neighbouring developing countries to sophisticated western markets. Their competitive advantage is often found in access to low costs labour, and in many cases, state support. Innovation is becoming an important variable of the international business strategies of emerging Chinese multinationals. The question is whether innovation will be a new competitive advantage of emerging Chinese multinationals. While this is a very relevant subject, due to its novelty, it is not yet sufficiently addressed. Therefore the aim of this paper is to contribute to the nascent literature stream on this topic. We examine performance of Chinese companies in the global R&D and innovation rankings, both quantitatively and qualitatively. On the basis of our findings, we provide conclusions and managerial implications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th EURAM conference
    EditorsH. Volberda
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherRotterdam School of Management
    Pages1-40
    Number of pages40
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event12th EURAM Conference 'Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence' - Rotterdam
    Duration: 6 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

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    PublisherRotterdam School of Management

    Conference

    Conference12th EURAM Conference 'Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence'
    Period6/06/128/06/12

    Keywords

    • conference contrib. refereed
    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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    Filippov, S., Duysters, G., & Zhang, Y. (2012). Chinese Multinational Companies in Global R&D and Innovation Rankings: An Exploratory Study. In H. Volberda (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th EURAM conference (pp. 1-40). Rotterdam School of Management.