A comparison of international R&D Strategies of Chinese compagnies in Europe and the U.S.

Jieyin Zhang, Alberto Di Minin, Xiaohong (Iris) Quan

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Chinese research and development (R&D) outside China is a growing phenomenon which requires increasing attention in the academic world. It is interesting, as well as necessary, to investigate why and how Chinese MNCs find innovation opportunities and implement international R&D strategies in developed countries such as Europe and the U.S.. In this research, we intend to find out whether there are significant differences or similarities in the comparison of international R&D strategies of Chinese MNCs in Europe and the U.S. Also, do Chinese MNCs have different R&D behaviors than the R&D activities of developed country MNCs? If so, how and why are they different? We answer these questions through examining Chinese R&D investments in Europe and the U.S. from three main aspects: (1) Motive-why do Chinese companies expand their R&D activities into developed countries (Europe and the U.S.)? (2) R&D structure-how do Chinese companies organize their global R&D structure in Europe and the U.S.? and (3) Modes of learning-How do Chinese companies in Europe and the U.S. deploy their learning strategies?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISBN (Print)9781612849515
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 27 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Publication series



ConferenceIEEE International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
Other27-30 June 2011


  • METIS-285859
  • IR-103426

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