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Bridging knowledge gaps: returnees and reverse knowledge spillovers from Chinese local firms to foreign firms

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posted on 11.02.2015, 15:25 authored by Xiaohui Liu, Jiangyong Lu, Seong-jin Choi
Adopting a knowledge-based perspective and embeddedness theory, this study examines the impact of reverse knowledge spillovers from local Chinese firms to foreign firms using a sample of high-tech firms in Zhongguancun Science Park in China. It also investigates whether returnees in foreign firms help bridge knowledge gaps between local firms and foreign firms. The results show that the presence of returnee CEOs and returnee employees enhances the impact of reverse technological and marketing spillovers on the innovation and financial performance of foreign firms. The findings call for more studies on the social dimensions of knowledge spillovers across international boundaries and have important theoretical and practical implications.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Management International Review

Volume

54

Issue

2

Pages

253 - 276

Citation

LIU, X., LU, J. and CHOI, S., 2014. Bridging knowledge gaps: returnees and reverse knowledge spillovers from Chinese local firms to foreign firms. Management International Review, 54 (2), pp. 253 - 276.

Publisher

© Springer-Verlag

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/08/2013

Publication date

2013-10-26

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Management International Review. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11575-013-0185-0

ISSN

0938-8249

eISSN

1861-8901

Language

en