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Management of internationalization of RandD operations

Author: De Meyer, Arnoud INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations Management In: Technology management and international business:internationalization of RandD and technology - Granstrand, Ove;Hakanson, Lars - 1992 - Book Language: EnglishDescription: p. 163-179.Type of document: INSEAD ChapterNote: Please ask the Library for this chapter.Abstract: International RandD operations, though not yet a very common activity for the international firm, have been increasing over the last decade. Why is it that international firms decide to accept the increased communication difficulties of geographically decentralised RandD operations, in order to create network of laboratories ? On the basis of 15 case studies of large European, Japanese and North American firms, it is concluded that the reason for internationalising RandD seems to be the technical learning process. the consequences of this learning objective on planning and control procedures, the networking of laboratories, and the communication between laboratories are explored
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International RandD operations, though not yet a very common activity for the international firm, have been increasing over the last decade. Why is it that international firms decide to accept the increased communication difficulties of geographically decentralised RandD operations, in order to create network of laboratories ? On the basis of 15 case studies of large European, Japanese and North American firms, it is concluded that the reason for internationalising RandD seems to be the technical learning process. the consequences of this learning objective on planning and control procedures, the networking of laboratories, and the communication between laboratories are explored

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