Webinar | Technological Innovation and Multinational Enterprises in the Information Age: An Era of Global Connectivity
Date: 7 June 2018 | Time: 2pm-3pm
In this webinar, Professor John Cantwell, from Rutgers University, will argue that the character of global-local relationships in knowledge development has been transformed in the information age. While developing technological knowledge still depends critically on local networks or clusters, the international connectivity of a place has now become vital to the functioning of local innovation systems.
Local and international business networks have become increasingly interrelated, and increasingly informal in nature. Professor Cantwell will contend that this change has also been associated with a shift in favour of the relative power of value-creating, innovative entrepreneurial interests, as opposed to value-exploiting, rent-seeking interests, which has provoked rising challenges to globalisation.
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Cano-Kollmann, M., Cantwell, J.A., Hannigan T.J., Mudambi, R. and Song, J. (2016), Knowledge connectivity: An agenda for innovation research in international business, Journal of International Business Studies, 47(3), 255-262.
Cantwell, J.A. and Zaman, S. (2018), Connecting local and global technological knowledge sourcing, Competitiveness Review, 28, forthcoming