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Research Seminar with Anupama Phene
April 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Title: Global R&D and Firm Innovation
This study explores how firms can strategically overcome the challenges of global innovation by capitalizing on scientific connections of their home country to the host countries of their R&D locations. We focus on the scientific connectedness fostered by the countries’ joint participation in learning-oriented Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs). We propose that when a firm locates its R&D units in countries with greater scientific connectedness to its home country, greater commonality in knowledge approaches among the firm’s R&D units allows it to capitalize on diverse sources of knowledge for greater innovation. We expect firm collaborative capability to moderate this relationship as it allows firms to derive greater value from accessed knowledge resources. A sample of U.S. semiconductor firms from 2000-2005 provide support for our hypotheses.
Anupama Phene’ bio in brief
Anu Phene is a professor of international business and Phillip Grub Distinguished Scholar at the George Washington University School of Business. Before joining GW, she was an Associate Professor of Strategy and David Eccles Faculty Fellow at the University of Utah. She received her PhD in international management from the University of Texas and her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked for American Express Bank in the treasury department.
Her research focuses on multinational firm and subsidiary innovation, knowledge transfer within and across firms, mechanisms to transfer knowledge and the geographic boundaries of knowledge. She has published articles in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, and the Journal of Management. She Has also co-authored various book chapters. She received the 2010 GWSB Teaching Excellence Award at George Washington University and the 2006 Brady Superior Teaching Award at the University of Utah.