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Networked R&D Units: Case Studies on Knowledge Transfer Processes

  • Paula Urze
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 362)

Abstract

This paper aims at identifying the knowledge transfer processes developed among R&D units and the competencies that are locally created to earn power by knowledge within these global innovation networks. Te paper’s empirical section is grounded on two multinationals with R&D units in Portugal, one from a Norwegian electronic multinational and another from a Spanish automotive component multinational. Crossing the theoretical debate with the empirical results we expect to offer an insight on the understanding of knowledge transfer processes.

Keywords

knowledge flows R&D units innovation automotive components and electronics industries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Urze
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  1. 1.FCT/UNL – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de LisboaSOCIUS – Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das OrganizaçõesLisbonPortugal

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