標題: R&D in China: an empirical study of Taiwanese IT companies
作者: Lu, LYY
Liu, JS
經營管理研究所
Institute of Business and Management
公開日期: 1-九月-2004
摘要: This study extends the research on R&D (research and development) internationalization to a new environmental context (two Asian newly-industrialized economies, mainland China and Taiwan). Based on a survey of 56 major Taiwanese information technology (IT) companies, the status of R&D internationalization with Taiwan as the home and mainland China as the host is investigated. Human-capital-augmentation is found to be the key motive for Taiwanese IT companies to extend R&D activities to the mainland. Accessing capable yet cost effective local engineers with an additional benefit of geographical and linguistic proximity is the major context of this motive. The location decision is based on three considerations - access to engineers, proximity to manufacturing site, and competition avoidance. Finally, three operational patterns of conducting the international design and development (D&D) activities are categorized, which are 'home-base-integration', 'host-base-integration', and 'product life cycle'.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14430
ISSN: 0033-6807
期刊: R & D MANAGEMENT
Volume: 34
Issue: 4
起始頁: 453
結束頁: 465
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