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Offshoring of R&D activities by Multinational Corporations

Nurgabdeshov, Assylbek (2015) Offshoring of R&D activities by Multinational Corporations. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

This thesis attempts to extend the current understanding of the R&D offshoring process with specific focus on determinants of location choice for R&D activities. The literature dealing with the determinants of location choice is largely fragmented and hence this thesis attempts to integrate the different prevailing perspectives. Based on transactional cost economics, resource-based view and eclectic paradigm, this thesis adopts a multi-level approach to examine country, firm and project level factors of location choice decision. Moreover, this study investigates the difference between the degree of innovativeness and routineness of R&D activities offshored to developed and emerging countries. Furthermore, it also looks at the difference between the degree of innovativeness and routineness of R&D activities offshored to foreign affiliate and non-integrated suppliers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Offshoring, outsourcing, R&D, Multinational Corporations
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Management School (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.675063
Depositing User: Dr Assylbek Nurgabdeshov
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 13:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 20:01
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10726

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