Session 198

Emerging Market Strategies

Track I

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Time: 14:15 – 15:30


Room: Governor's Square 12

Session Chair:

  • Felipe Monteiro, INSEAD

Title: Has the Foreign Patents Surge Prompted Technology Spillovers in China?


  • Xiaoyun Tang, Hull University
  • Huifen Cai, Middlesex University London
  • Zhao Guiqin, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Abstract: Many studies show that China’s patent law amendment, strengthening of patent protection and the expansions of FDI and trade have contributed to a growing surge of foreign patent in China. Using data at the industry level from China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on patents covering 19 countries and regions from 1985 to 2008, we explore two hypotheses to explain the increasing foreign propensity to patent in China: the market covering and competitive threat hypotheses. The results show strong support for the competitive threat hypothesis. However, the foreign patenting surge in China does not mean China has more access to outsource advanced technology; on the contrary, based on the analysis of technology proximity, the technology spillover from foreign countries in China is limited.
Key words: foreign patents in China, technology spillover, technology proximity

Title: Laggards, Leading Imitators or Leapfroggers: How Are Emerging Markets Innovating?


  • Denise Dunlap, Northeastern University
  • Thomas Klueter, IESE Business School
  • Felipe Monteiro, INSEAD

Abstract: Emerging market firms in high-technology industries have long been thought of as laggards. We argue that this paradigm needs to be reassessed. Using biotechnology as an example for a radical technology, we argue that emerging markets, compared to developed markets, are well positioned to pursue this type of technology since they have low path dependencies in traditional therapies and have strong incentives to invest in imitative abilities. By becoming leading imitators and leapfroggers, our initial findings indicate that emerging markets are no longer laggards in this industry and are responsible for a substantial portion of these newer drug development initiatives worldwide.

Title: Subnational Differences and R&D-Performance Relationship in an Emerging Economy Context


  • Sergey Lebedev, University of Texas-Dallas
  • Mike Peng, University of Texas at Dallas

Abstract: This study explores how subnational differences in a large emerging economy can moderate the relationship between research and development (R&D) and firm performance. Using a sample of Russian firms, we find that subnational institutional development significantly alters the R&D-performance link. Specifically, we find that this relationship is more positive (less negative) in regions with better market-supporting institutions and less positive (more negative) in regions with higher levels of corruption.

Title: Where to Search? How Foreign Collaboration Determines When Breadth or Depth is Appropriate


  • Ebru Ozturk, University of Bath
  • Michael Mayer, University of Bath
  • Christian Stadler, University of Warwick

Abstract: National context shapes both absorptive capacity and innovation systems and hence the ability of firms to acquire external knowledge. Using data from Turkish firms we test whether broad or deep search is more appropriate for emerging economy firms with collaborations in other emerging or developed economies. Developed economies are more likely to offer novel knowledge but absorbing this knowledge is more difficult. Emerging economies are less likely to offer novel knowledge but absorption is easier. This suggests that the combination of depth and developed economy collaboration has positive innovation performance implications while breadth and emerging economy collaboration is an appropriate combination. Our results provide support for these expectations.

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 276: K&I Sunday Panel: Big Data & Analytics in Strategy
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 277: K&I Foundations Session: A Conversation with Dan Levinthal
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 278: K&I Sunday Panel: Knowledge and Innovation in models of Business Models
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 104: Resource Allocation and Innovation
Session 261: Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Virtual Communities
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 317: Knowledge and Innovation Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 62: Multi-level perspectives on capability development
Session 105: Sourcing Strategies for Knowledge
Session 256: Innovation and the Strategy-Performance Relationship
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 203: Post Acquisition Learning
Session 204: Acquiring human capital: Process and outcomes
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 107: Evolving Industries, Evolving Products
Session 205: Knowledge Recombination and Interdependencies
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 100: Innovation Management in Networks, Ecosystems, and Innovation Hubs
Session 200: Strategic Leadership, Learning, and Exploration
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 136: Innovating and Learning in Collaborative Alliances
Session 255: Processes for Innovation and Ideation
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 101: Strategic Patenting
Session 137: Entrepreneurial Experience and Cognition: Implications for Venture Performance
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 198: Emerging Market Strategies
Session 206: Knowledge Replication, Transfer and Absorption
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 17: Human Capital and Entrepreneurship
Session 108: Open Innovation: Antecedents and Performance Effects
Session 262: Pioneering Knowledge
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 60: Blurring the Boundaries of Strategy Work
Session 202: Team Dynamics and Creativity
Session 271: Spinouts

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