Determinants of cross-national knowledge transfer and its effect on firm innovation Article

Kotabe, M, Dunlap-Hinkler, D, Parente, R et al. (2007). Determinants of cross-national knowledge transfer and its effect on firm innovation . 38(2), 259-282. 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400261



cited authors

  • Kotabe, M; Dunlap-Hinkler, D; Parente, R; Mishra, HA

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abstract

  • This study examines the determinants of international knowledge flow. From a resource-based perspective, it evaluates the impact of cross-national knowledge transfer on firm innovative performance. Based on 56,027 US patents owned by 53 selected firms in the US-based pharmaceutical industry, the results suggest that innovative performance is a curvilinear function of the international knowledge content used by a firm to innovate. As hypothesized, it was found that at (1) low and moderate levels of international knowledge content, a firm's strategy to transfer international knowledge improves its innovative performance, and at (2) higher levels of international knowledge content, there are diminishing marginal returns to transferring knowledge from overseas. © 2007 Academy of International Business. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • March 1, 2007

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start page

  • 259

end page

  • 282

volume

  • 38

issue

  • 2