A theoretical and empirical investigation into investment activities of technologically-intensive Chinese state-owned enterprises in the UK

Vukicevic, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-3734-0140, Fallon, G. and Ott, U.F. ORCID: 0000-0002-3469-0260, 2020. A theoretical and empirical investigation into investment activities of technologically-intensive Chinese state-owned enterprises in the UK. International Business Review: 101763. ISSN 0969-5931

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of direct investment in the UK by technology-intensive Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It also investigates the ways in which investment strategies are being employed for entry to the UK and to achieve access to technology. Drawing on an inductive case study strategy it is found that Chinese SOEs are motivated by their ambitions to close the technology gap by tapping into UK knowledge networks. In terms of entry strategies, the findings indicate that the initial focus on existing technology subsequently shifts to the creation of added R&D capacity and new technology. This is achieved from a permanent UK R&D base which is integrated into the parent companies’ wider R&D networks. Technology creation is enabled by adoption of divergent management practices, especially at operational level, reflecting the parent companies’ surprisingly adaptable mindsets.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Business Review
Creators: Vukicevic, J., Fallon, G. and Ott, U.F.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 21 October 2020
ISSN: 0969-5931
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.ibusrev.2020.101763DOI
S0969593120301128Publisher Item Identifier
1383236Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Nov 2020 09:36
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2020 16:53
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41450

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