John Cantwell

Professor Cantwell welcomes applications to the PhD program in International Business by well-qualified candidates that wish to work in the area of technological innovation in multinational corporations.

Publications with PhD Students and Alumni:

"La estrategia tecnológica de las empresas multinacionales y el desarrollo de capacidades tecnológicas locales" (with Katherina Glac), Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa, Vol. 20, No. 3, July-September 2004, pp. 83-101.

"TNCs, locational clustering and the process of economic development" (with Katherina Glac), in L. Cuyvers and F. De Beule (Eds.), Transnational Corporations and Economic Development: From Internationalisation to Globalisation, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 84-101.

"The internationalization of R&D - the Swiss case" (with Katherina Glac and R. Harding), Management International Review, Vol. 44, Special Issue No. 3, 2004, pp. 57-82.

"Knowledge and organisation in the theory of the firm or MNC" (with Helena Barnard), Journal of Management and Governance, Vol. 10, 2006, forthcoming.

"Why is Japan's R&D internationalization so low?" (with Yanli Zhang), Asian Business and Management, Vol. 5, 2006, forthcoming.

"Japan's R&D internationalization and its institutional environment" (with Yanli Zhang), in M.J. Oesterle and J. Wolf (Eds.), Internationalization and Institutions, Berlin: Springer, 2006, forthcoming.

"A statistical analysis of corporate technological leadership historically" (with Birgitte Andersen), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1996, pp. 211-234.

"Changing patterns of technological leadership: evidence from the pharmaceutical industry" (with Astrid Bachmann), International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1998, pp. 45-77.

"Technological globalisation and innovative centres: the role of corporate technological leadership and locational hierarchy" (with Odile Janne), Research Policy, Vol. 28, Nos. 2-3, 1999, pp. 119-144.

"Firms as the source of innovation and growth: the evolution of technological competence" (with Felicia Fai), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1999, pp. 331-366.

"The new geography of corporate research in information and communications technology" (with Grazia Santangelo), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2002, pp. 163-197.

"Historical evolution of technological diversification" (With Giovanna Vertova), Research Policy, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2004, pp. 511-529.


Dissertations Supervised:

Name: Salmon, Jessica
Graduation Date: 2017/October
Thesis Title: The Roles of Knowledge Complexity and Location Complexity for Structure of Knowledge Building in a Global Environment

Name: Shukla, Pallavi
Graduation Date: 2016/October
Thesis Title: Migrants, Institutional Change and the Geography of Foreign Direct Investment

Name: Pu, Xiaoyu
Graduation Date: 2013/May
Thesis Title: MNC Subunit Knowledge Sourcing and Competence Creating Activies - A Dynamic View of Subunit Evolution.

Name: Piepenbrink, Anke
Graduation Date: 2012/October
Thesis Title: The Evolution of the Innovation Network and the Technological System in a Standard Developing Organization. The Example of Cellular Telecommunications.

Name: Huang, Shengsheng 
Graduation Date: 2012/January
Thesis Title: A Dynamic Model of FDI Spillover: The Role of Competition, Technology Diffusion, and Capability Accumulation. 

Name: Qiu, Ranfeng
Graduation Date: 2010/October
Thesis Title: The Role of General Purpose Technology in the Restructuring of International Innovation Network and Technological Diversification Strategy of Multinational Corporations.

Name: Zhang, Feng
Graduation Date: 2010/October
Thesis Title: The Emerging Innovators in the Technological Knowledge Accumulation Networks of Multinational Corporations.

Name: Ampadu-Nyarkoh, Kwaku
Graduation Date: 2008/October
Thesis Title: The Geography of Knowledge Sourcing by Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries, with Special Reference to the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Name: Zhang, Yanli
Graduation Date: 2007/May
Thesis Title: International Business Connections, Domestic Inter-Firm Networks and Corporate Technology Development Paths of Japanese Firms

Name: Barnard, Helena
Graduation Date: 2007/January
Thesis Title: Investment From Less to More Developed Countries as a Mechanism for Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Firms.