Perspectives of Innovations, Economics and Business

  Previous Article | Back to Volume | Next Article
  Abstract | References | Citation | Download | Preview | Statistics
Volume 4
Issue 1
Online publication date 2010-02-10
Title Globalization of innovation activity by transnational corporations: and its importance in the present economic crisis
Author Anna Zorska
Abstract The research aims to investigate the process of globalizing innovation activity conducted by transnational corporations (TNCs), in a wider context of economic changes outside and inside companies. The process has been triggered by decentralization and internationalization of R&D, “creative transition” of foreign subsidiaries as well as implementing research networks and  the open innovation model of TNCs’ innovation activity. Under the present economic crisis some slowdown and reorientation of innovation programs are implemented in order to reduce their costs and increase effectiveness. The globalization of corporate innovation activity can contribute to reaching some of  TNCs’ goals both under the present crisis and the future revival of the world economy.
Citation
References
Business Week, 2009, April 20, pp.46-47

Chesbrough, H., 2006. “New puzzles and new findings”, in: Chesbrough, H., Vanhaverbeke, W., West, J. (Eds.), Open innovation. Researching a new paradigm, Oxford University Press, New York, pp.15-34

Dicken, P., 1992. Global shift. The Internationalization of economic activity, The Guilford Press, New York - London

Francik, A., Kosala, M., 2008. “Globalne spojrzenie na innowacyjność” (“Global Innovativeness Outlook”), in: Herman, A., Poznańska, K. (Eds.), Przedsiębiorstwo wobec wyzwań globalnych. (Enterprise Facing Global Challenges). Oficyna Wydawnicza SGH, Warszawa, pp.135-152

“Global 500”, 2009. Fortune, No. 14, pp. F-1 - F-7

Hann, S., 2009. “Big Blue’s global lab”, Business Week, September 7, pp.41-45

Jana, R., 2009. “Do ideas cost too much?”, Business Week, April 20, pp.46-58

Manolopoulos, D., Papanastassiou, M., Pearce, R., 2005. “Technology sourcing in multinational enterprises and the roles of subsidiaries: An empirical investigation”, International Business Review , Vol.14, pp.249-267

Nohria, N., Ghoshal, S., 1997. The differentiated network. Organizing multinational corporations for value creation, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco

Palmisano, S., 2006. “The globally integrated enterprise”, Foreign Affairs, Vol.85, pp.127-136

UN-UNCTAD, 2005. World Investment Report 2005. Transnational corporations and the internationalization of R&D, UN-NCTAD, New York - Geneva

UN-UNCTAD, 2009. World Investment Report 2009. Transnational corporations, agricultural production and development, UN-NCTAD, New York – Geneva

Yip, G., 2002. Global strategy II, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Zorska, A, 2007. Korporacje transnarodowe. Przemiany, oddziaływania, wyzwania (Transnational Corporations. Changes, Impacts, Challenges), PWE, Warszawa

Keywords Globalization, innovations, economic crisis, TNC.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/pieb.2010.2
Pages 11-14
Download Full PDF Download
  Previous Article | Back to Volume | Next Article
Share
Search in articles
Statistics
Journal Published articles
PIEB 611
Journal Hits
PIEB 1561838
Journal Downloads
PIEB 27316
Total users online -