An Investigation Into The Pattern and Motives of R&D Internationalisation of Big UK Pharmaceutical Companies

Gwee, Chin Hoo (2017) An Investigation Into The Pattern and Motives of R&D Internationalisation of Big UK Pharmaceutical Companies. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Pharmaceutical sector as a global-born and knowledge-based economy, is well noted with its extensive internationalisation of R&D activities. However, the pattern and the motives of these decisions are scarcely studied and understood. As such, this study is driven by the objective of exploring the pattern and motives of R&D internationalisation of selected large global pharmaceutical firms. Drawing conclusion from case studies based on three large, UK-based pharmaceutical corporations, the study has suggested four major motives for internationalising R&D activities: strategic assets (knowledge) seeking, market seeking, efficiency seeking and as a mean to conduct CSR. Meanwhile, the pattern of their global R&D activities are also revealed in term of the location choices and strategy in conducting it. Lastly, the study proposes that the patterns of R&D internationalisation is greatly affected by the firm motives underlying the decisions.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: R&D internationalisation, Big pharmaceutical firms, UK, Internationalisation pattern, Internationalisation motives
Depositing User: Gwee, Chin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 00:00
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45135

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