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Emerging market MNEs as meta-integrators: the importance of internal networks

Narula, R. ORCID: (2017) Emerging market MNEs as meta-integrators: the importance of internal networks. International Journal of Technology Management, 74 (1/2/3/4). pp. 214-220. ISSN 1741-5276

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2017.083625


The modern MNE has to be a ‘meta-integrator’, able to leverage knowledge within and between its different constituent affiliates, which requires efficient internal markets and well-structured cross-border hierarchies. The current generation of EMNEs need to strengthen their ownership advantages to achieve such internal embeddedness, which are hard to acquire, and must be learnt. I frame this discussion in the ongoing debate about the nature of ownership advantages. The ability to be competitive in an era of globalisation depends as much on the EMNE’s technological assets as it does on its ability to achieve economies of common governance. The EMNE has to be able to promote internal knowledge flows, both to and from the parent, as well as between affiliates located in different countries. This is essential to achieve organisational, scale and scope economies.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:65843
Additional Information:Expected publication 2017


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