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Grazia D. Santangelo (2002): Innovation in multinational corporations in the information age. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 229 pp., ISBN 1-84064-731-0
This book is about how firm strategies have developed in the face of the ICT revolution in terms of the geographical dispersion and specialization of innovative activities. It addresses a wide readership, from academic researchers who are interested in getting a thorough overview on the empirics of R&D cooperation and location, to those interested decision makers and consultants in private and public service who want to understand the way in which ICT’s have changed corporate strategies in regards to the management of the technology portfolio. (The latter may also be interested in the concise discussion of policy and management implications presented in Chaps. 8 and 9 of the book.)
The theoretical underpinning of the book is a hybrid of the resource based (RBV) and the evolutionary view of the firm applied to the development of...