Knowledge Spillovers, Search, and Creation in China's Emerging Market Article

Li, H, Zhang, Y, Lyles, M. (2013). Knowledge Spillovers, Search, and Creation in China's Emerging Market . 9(3), 395-412. 10.1111/more.12036

cited authors

  • Li, H; Zhang, Y; Lyles, M

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  • Prior research and the articles included in this special issue demonstrate that in emerging markets in general and in China in particular, knowledge spillovers exist between foreign firms and domestic firms. As domestic markets become more sophisticated, and competition between domestic firms and foreign firms becomes stronger, knowledge is flowing to and being sourced in many different directions: from overseas head offices to foreign firms then on to domestic firms; from domestic firms to domestic firms; and from domestic firms to foreign firms, and back to the multinational corporations' head offices in the form of reverse spillovers and reverse innovation. We propose that knowledge spillovers, search, and creation in an emerging market are a dynamic and reciprocal process with knowledge flowing between and among foreign and domestic firms. This represents a fertile field for future research and we have identified a number of areas ripe for study. © 2013 The International Association for Chinese Management Research.

publication date

  • November 1, 2013

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