International Integration and Mandates of Innovative Subsidiaries in Spain



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Álvarez González, Isabel and Cantwell, John (2011) International Integration and Mandates of Innovative Subsidiaries in Spain. International Journal of Institutions and Economies, 3 (3). pp. 415-444. ISSN 2232-1349

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In this paper, we develop a general framework that integrates diverse driving mechanisms of subsidiaries evolving towards competence creating mandates. The relevant process is the mutual relationship between innovation scope and the internationalization of the market as the primary channel for learning in subsidiaries, and how the opportunity for units to gain competence creating mandates is notably influenced by their embeddedness in export networks. This has direct implications for increasing the international channels for learning and indirectly in terms of the effectiveness of host country development. The framework is applied to a sample of firms in the Spanish economy, a country that does not hold a leading position economically and technologically inside the EU bloc, which suggests that the evidence may be suitable for generalizing the organization and network embeddedness of other catching-up economies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Innovation; Mandates; MNC; Networks; Subsidiaries.
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic development
Social sciences > Economics > World economy
Social sciences > Economics > Microeconomics
JEL:D85, F23, O19, O23
ID Code:72347
Deposited On:19 May 2022 12:27
Last Modified:19 May 2022 12:27

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