- Examines the international aspect of the interdependence of globalization and technology.
- Explores the role of cross-border interdependence in the innovation process, as well as interdependence between firms.
- Reveals an interesting paradox: locations and firms are increasingly interdependent through supranational organisations and the flow of investments, technologies, ideas, and people; but knowledge creation suffers from ‘inertia’ and remains concentrated in a few locations.
- Draws on a wide variety of data at the firm and national level in the sphere of R&D and technological innovation.
- Spells out important lessons for both policy makers and managers on industrial policy as well as the organisation of research and development by firms.
Keywords: processes; creation; diffusion; fundamental; globalization; technology; influence; activities; multinational corporations; interdependence; international; rajneesh; levels first; book; two; narula; aspect; innovation; role; initiatives, Global Politics, Sociology Special Topics, Global Politics, Sociology Special Topics