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Innovation and the multinational enterprise

The Past, Present and Future of International Business & Management

ISBN: 978-0-85724-085-9, eISBN: 978-0-85724-086-6

ISSN: 1571-5027

Publication date: 2 September 2010


This paper takes stock of past research in international management, zeroing in on the location, organization, and capabilities for innovation in a multinational enterprise. It then reviews current realities and identifies emergent trends of multinational enterprise innovation to outline avenues for future research. It puts forward the need for further exploration of issues, such as emerging markets as an innovation context and emerging multinationals' knowledge creation approaches, as well as the particularities of structuring for open innovation and capabilities for global knowledge sharing.


Vives, L., Asakawa, K. and Svejenova, S. (2010), "Innovation and the multinational enterprise", Timothy, D., Torben, P. and Laszlo, T. (Ed.) The Past, Present and Future of International Business & Management (Advances in International Management, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 497-523.



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