In the previous chapters, we discussed how large firms in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan have been defending their technological advantages in an age of globalization and mad technology. We noticed that the NIS structures in these three countries were becoming increasingly alike and that Korean and Taiwanese firms are quickly changing their R&D strategies by adopting some of the main features of mad technologies. Korean firms were particularly effective in obtaining knowledge integration skills for new technologies (i.e., commercialization), while Taiwanese firms had proven remarkably successful in organizing international networks of specialized and reciprocal division of labor. Japanese firms were found to be very efficient in knowledge patenting, although they were slow to adopt quick knowledge integration skills.
KeywordsCorporate Governance Governance Structure Declarative Memory Environmental Uncertainty Organizational Memory
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