Global Competition and Technology

Essays in the Creation and Application of Knowledge by Multinationals

  • Robert Pearce

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Strategic Evolution and Technology in MNEs

  3. Overseas R&D and Technological Diversity in MNEs

  4. Industry and Country Cases

  5. Policy Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-294

About this book


Multinationals are increasingly taking internationalised approaches to the ways in which they generate new knowledge and develop innovative new products from it in the pursuit of global competitiveness. These new perspectives in MNEs' technological behaviour open up important additional possibilities for those countries that play host to operations of these companies. This book analyses in detail the new dimensions in MNEs' approach to global competitiveness and the role played in this by overseas R & D units, and discusses the implications of this for host countries' growth and welfare.


European integration foreign direct investment globalization innovation Motivation organization

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Pearce
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

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