Completed:【KAKEN】 An integrative investigation of international research and development and international human resource management in multinational corporations
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
2017-04-01 – 2020-03-31
Professor Tomoki SEKIGUCHI
This research project investigated the interaction between international research and development (R&D) and international human resource management (IHRM) in multinational companies (MNCs) by mainly focusing on the role of foreign subsidiaries and the characteristics of R&D professionals. This project further investigated knowledge creation and knowledge transfer processes in R&D teams by mainly focusing on the communication problems in multinational R&D teams and the role of bridge individuals in the headquarters-subsidiary relationship. Based on the study results, the new theoretical framework was proposed that integrates international &RD and IHRM.