我院海外院长王成岐教授与陈仕华教授合作论文《Outward FDI and Innovation Performance of Chinese Firms: Why Can Home-Grown Political Ties Be A Liability?》近期被期刊《Journal of World Business》(ABS4, IF=8.531)接受发表。文章作者分别为王成岐教授，Panagiotis Piperopoulos教授（皇家墨尔本理工大学），陈仕华教授（通讯作者），Alan Au Kai Ming教授（香港都会大学），Kendall Herbert教授（皇家墨尔本理工大学）。
We explain how home-grown political ties of Chinese firms negatively influence the effect of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) on the innovation performance of their parent firms. Our results show that these ties can turn into a liability in the host countries (particularly developed ones) due to their misfit with the local institutional environment, hampering the parent firms’ innovation performance from OFDI. We also clarify how absorptive capacity of the parent firm mediates the relationship between OFDI and innovation performance. Our study furthers understanding of the link between internationalization and innovation performance and the ‘dark side’ of political ties.