Subsidiary level determinants of reverse knowledge transfer in emerging markets multinationals

Smitha Nair, Kamel Mellahi, Mehmet Demirbag

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    Abstract

    We examine the effects of subsidiary level factors on reverse knowledge transfer (RKT) in emerging market multinationals (EM-MNEs). We formulate six hypotheses and test them using firm level data from 101 Indian multinationals. Our results indicate that subsidiaries that perform the role of specialised contributors contribute more towards RKT than subsidiaries that perform the role of world mandate or local implementer, and the higher the competitive index of the host country the greater the level of RKT. Our results also show that higher levels of collaboration between the subsidiary and the parent facilitate RKT and this effect is more prominent in high technology and knowledge intensive industries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventStrategic Management Society's 2013 SMS Annual International Conference - Atlanta, United States
    Duration: 28 Sep 20131 Oct 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceStrategic Management Society's 2013 SMS Annual International Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityAtlanta
    Period28/09/131/10/13

    Keywords

    • transfer
    • subsidiary level determinants
    • reverse knowledge
    • multinationals
    • emerging markets

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