A comparison of international R&D strategies of Chinese companies in Europe and the USA Online publication date: Wed, 12-Apr-2017
by Alberto Di Minin; Xiaohong Quan; Jieyin Zhang
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 74, No. 1/2/3/4, 2017
Abstract: Europe and the USA are the two popular overseas R&D investment destinations for Chinese companies. We explore whether there are significant differences or similarities in the comparison of international R&D strategies of Chinese MNCs in Europe and the USA. Specifically, we examine how Chinese MNCs implement R&D strategies to facilitate learning. We adopt the method of theory building from case study research to answer this question. Based on 14 R&D units of 12 Chinese companies in Europe and the USA, our analysis investigates and compares the R&D strategies of Chinese multinationals in Europe and the USA, focusing on their strategic motives, R&D structure, and modes of learning. Our findings have strong managerial and policy implications.
Online publication date: Wed, 12-Apr-2017
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