Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies

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Martin Heidenreich
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 - Social Science - 361 pages
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'This wonderful volume brings together contributions mainly from the innovation literature, whose findings are in a sense quite familiar, but which in this collection are juxtaposed in such a way as to highlight their common institutional underpinning
 

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Contents

the debate on corporate embeddedness
1
PART I Challenges and varieties of corporate embeddedness
27
a typology
29
solving an insideroutsider dilemma
59
knowledge bases proximity and distributed knowledge networks
77
5 MNCs clusters and varieties of innovative impulse
105
PART II Knowledge infrastructures as embedding devices
139
6 Simulating the role of MNCs forknowledge and capital dynamics innetworks of innovation
141
9 The impact of regional institutional characteristics on the location of MNCs a European perspective
222
PART III The social and political construction of corporate embeddedness
247
companies in seven European regions compared
249
regional innovation clusters with a French touch
271
12 Multinational companies and the production of collective goods in Central and Eastern Europe
295
13 The role of multinational corporations in the national innovation systems of the EU new member states
311
corporate embeddedness as a strategic and dynamic process of skilled actors
329
Index
345

7 Technological capabilities and the regional embeddedness of multinational companies A case study of Germany and the UK
169
insights from the German software industry
193

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