Geography, Location, and Strategy Vol: 36

Brian S. Silverman
University of Toronto, Canada

Juan Alcacer
Harvard Business School, USA

Bruce Kogut
Columbia University, USA

Catherine Thomas
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Bernard Yin Yeung
National University of Singapore, Singapore


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787142770
Published:
27 Apr 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
480 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Advances in Strategic Management
Changes in both technology and global political economy have vastly accelerated the pace of globalization in the last 40 years, eroding barriers that limited firms’ geographic scope, and unleashing a seemingly unlimited set of new threats, challenges, and opportunities to create value globally. Globalization presents managers with an environment to create value that is more complex, risky, and also more promising than ever before. Despite recent advances in our understanding of how locations impact the creation and appropriation of value by firms, the speed of these changes has often surpassed the speed of research on the connections between geography and firms. This volume draws together researchers working at the forefront of this area in a variety of disciplines—economics, geography, marketing, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and strategy—in order to explore the many ways that locations matter for firms. In 11 varied papers, the authors draw on newly available data, recently developed theory, and diverse methodology to understand the relationships between firm boundaries, firm activities, and geographic borders.
Geography, Location, and Strategy - Juan Alcácer, Bruce Kogut, Catherine Thomas and Bernard Yeung PART I: HOW FIRMS ARE ORGANIZED ACROSS BORDERS The International Configurations of US Multinational Corporations - Heather Berry Trade of Multinational Production? Consumer Preferences and Multiproduct Firms - Catherine Thomas Multinational Business Groups - Katalin Szemeredi The Location of Multinational Firms' R&D Activities Abroad: Host Country University Research, University-Industry Collaboration, and R&D Heterogeneity - Shinya Suzuki, René Belderbos and Hyeog Ug Kwon PART II: HOW GLOBAL FIRMS OVERCOME CROSS-BORDER CHALLENGES Capturing Value from Intellectual Property (IP) in a Global Environment - Juan Alcácer, Karin Beukel and Bruno Cassiman Sourcing from Multinational SUppliers to Overcome Weak Contracting Institutions and Gain Supply Chain Capabilities - Kjell Carlsson Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth? Geographic Concentration, Social Norms, and Knowledge Transfer - Giada Di Stefano, Andrew A. King and Gianmario Verona The Spatial Diffusion of an Invisible Corporate Practice: Revisiting Stock Backdating, 1981-2005 - Pino G. Audia and Fiona Kun Yao PART III: VALUE CREATED BY CROSS-BORDER MNC ACTIVITY Cross-Regional R&D Collaboration and Local Knowledge Spillover - Minyuan Zhao and Mazhar Islam Origin Matters: The Differential Impact of Import Competition on Innovation - Xiaoyang Li and Yue Maggie Zhou Multinational Activity in Emerging Markets: How and When Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Growth? - Laura Alfaro INDEX
Juan Alcácer, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA Bruce Kogut, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK Bernard Yin Yeung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Business scholars explore multinational production in terms of how firms are organized across borders, how global firms overcome cross-border challenges, and value created by cross-border multinational corporation activity. Among their topic are trade or multinational productions: consumer preference and multi-product firms, multinational business groups, capturing value from intellectual property in a global environment, the spatial diffusion of an invisible corporate practice: revisiting stock backdating 1981-2005, and origin matters: the differential impact of import competition on innovation.

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