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Knowledge Spillovers Through Human Mobility Across National Borders: Evidence from Zhongguancun Science Park in China

Filatotchev, Igor and Liu, Xiaohui and Lu, Jiangyong and Wright, Mike (2011) Knowledge Spillovers Through Human Mobility Across National Borders: Evidence from Zhongguancun Science Park in China. Research Policy, 40 (3). pp. 453-462. ISSN 0048-7333

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of returnee entrepreneurs and their knowledge spillovers on innovation in high-tech firms in China. Using panel data for 1,318 high-tech firms in Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park (ZSP) we find that returnee entrepreneurs create a significant spillover effect that promotes innovation in other local high-tech firms. The extent of this spillover effect is positively moderated by the non-returnee firm's absorptive capacity approximated by the skill level of employees. Multinational enterprises' R&D activities positively affect the innovation intensity of non-returnee firms only when these local firms possess the sufficient level of absorptive capacity. Our findings have important policy and managerial implications for policy-makers and practitioners.

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Keywords: Returnee entrepreneurs / knowledge spillovers / skill intensity / MNEs' R&D activities / innovation
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > International Business
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Variance from Published Version: Minor
Depositing User: Dissertation Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 14:48
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2017 06:39
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/54124/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/3293

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