Tapping into Western Technologies by Chinese Multinational Enterprises: Geely purchase of Volvo Cars and Huawei hiring of Ericsson employees in Sweden
Kapitel i bok, 2015

This chapter focuses on how firms from emerging markets can access, and tap into, relevant external knowledge for innovation in Western countries, and thereby stimulate flows within new innovation spaces across countries.. This chapter focuses on China and Sweden, and more specifically on companies in the automobile and telecommunication industries. Chinese companies are increasingly moving abroad to access both advanced technologies and new markets. The chapter presents two case studies of Chinese firms moving into Sweden, including Geely’s purchase of Volvo Car Corporation in the automotive industry and Huawei’s hiring of Ericsson’s previous employees in the telecommunication industry. The cases represent two mechanisms for accessing scientific and technological resource, namely foreign acquisition and employment of key individuals from competitors through the establishment of R&D labs.

Geely

innovation

Volvo cars

Ericsson

Huawei

Författare

Ethan Gifford

Göteborgs universitet

Marcus Holgersson

Göteborgs universitet

Tomas McKelvey

Göteborgs universitet

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

Göteborgs universitet

Innovation spaces in Asia entrepreneurs, multinational enterprises and policy edited by Maureen McKelvey, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen

231-255

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Annan samhällsvetenskap

Företagsekonomi

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DOI

10.4337/9781783475681.00019

ISBN

9781783475674