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W&L’s Pooja Thakur-Wernz Publishes Journal Article Professor Thakur-Wernz published a paper in the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

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Pooja Thakur-Wernz, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, recently published a paper in the International Journal of Emerging Markets titled “Does R&D offshore outsourcing improve innovation in vendor firms from emerging economies? A study of biopharmaceutical industry in India.”

In the paper’s abstract, Thakur-Wernz writes, “While the phenomenon of R&D offshoring has become increasingly popular, scholars have mostly focused on R&D offshore outsourcing from the point of view of the client firms, who are often from an advanced country. By examining vendor firms, in this paper, the authors shift the focus to the second party in the dyadic relationship of R&D offshore outsourcing.”

At W&L, Thakur-Wernz’s research focuses on the impact of firms’ strategic choices on their international expansion and innovation-related activities. Her work concentrates on the global biopharmaceutical industry in her home country of India, one of the fastest-growing emerging economies.

Read the entire article here.