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Table 5 Characteristics of overseas R&D subsidiaries reporting to different parts of HQ

From: Disaggregating the headquarters: implications for overseas R&D subsidiaries’ reporting and the subsidiaries’ knowledge-sharing patterns

Reporting entity Observations (N) EKS IKS “R task”
“To corporate R&D headquarters” N = 39 (37.1%) report to corporate R&D HQ 2.5 (0.95) 2.52 (1.11) N = 29 (74%)
χ2 = 9.215 **
“To top management” N = 8 (7.6%) report to top management 1.91 (0.71) 3.13 (1.05) N = 5 (63%)
χ2 = 0.68 n.s.
“To divisional HQ” N = 32 (30.5%) report to divisional HQ, 1.66 (0.66) 2.35 (1.02) N = 9 (28%)
χ2 = 14.409 ***
“To regional HQ” N = 20 (19%) report to regional HQ 2.27 (0.88) 2.04 (0.65) N = 12 (60%)
χ2 = 0.204 n.s.
  1. EKS external knowledge sharing, IKS internal knowledge sharing
  2. The figures represent the mean scores based on the semantic differential interval scales from 1 = almost never to 5 = very frequent
  3. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; †p < 0.10; standard deviation in parenthesis