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Perspectives on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC Vol: 17

William Newburry
Florida International University, USA

Tina C. Ambos
Universite de Geneve, Switzerland

Björn Ambos
Universitat St Gallen, Switzerland

Julian Birkinshaw
London Business School, UK

Product Details
23 Aug 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
488 pages - 152 x 229 x 24mm
Research in Global Strategic Management


This volume of Research in Global Strategic Management, the first under the new editorship of William Newburry, provides new perspectives on headquarters-subsidiary relationships in the context of the contemporary multinational corporation. By focusing on the role and the management of subsidiaries, the volume complements recent research on MNC headquarters. Contributions can be grouped into three categories: the management mechanisms of the MNC; tensions and conflicts in HQ-subsidiary relationships; and knowledge transfer in the MNC network.
PART I: PERSPECTIVES ON THE MANAGEMENT MECHANISMS OF THE MNC Beyond Local Responsiveness - Multi-Domestic Multinationals at the Bottom-Of-The-Pyramid - Paul N. Gooderham, Svein Ulset and Frank Elter Regional Management in Multinational Service Operations: Do Services Drive Regional Management Structures? - Jorg Freiling, Perttu Kahari, Rebecca Piekkari and Fabian Schmutz Strategic Animation and Emergent Processes: Managing for Efficiency and Innovation in Globally Networked Organizations - Stephen Tallman and Mitchell P. Koza the Agency Perspective for Studying Headquarters-Subsidiary Relations: An Assessment and Considerations for Future Research - Adrian Schulte Steinberg and Sven Kunisch PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON TENSIONS AND CONFLICTS IN HQ-SUBSIDIARY RELATIONSHIPS Conflict Resolution in Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships: The Roles of Regulatory Fit and Moral Emotions - Rajesh Kumar and Jens Gammelgaard The Ambidextrous Subsidiary: Strategies for Alignment, Adaption and Managing Allegiances - Marty Reilly and Pamela Sharkey Scott Exploring Subsidiaries’ Perceptions of Corporate Headquarters: Subsidiary Initiatives and Organizing Costs - Randi Lunnan, Sverre Tomassen and Gabriel R. G. Benito Informed Headquarters, Legitimized Subsidiary, and Reduced Level of Subsidiary Control in International R&D Management - Kazuhiro Asakawa and Tomomine Aoki Subsidiary Autonomy and Factory Performance in Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in Thailand Kiyohiro Oki PART III: PERSPECTIVES ON KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN THE MNC NETWORK Complementarity and Substitution in the Knowledge Networks of R&D Subsidiaries - Ulf Andersson, Suma Athreye and Georgios Batsakis How Does Geographic Distance Impact the Relevance of HQ Knowledge? The Mediating Role of Shared Context - Phillip C. Nell, Benoit Decreton and Bjorn Ambos Transfer of Social and Environmental Accounting and Reporting Knowledge: Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and Organisational Mechanisms - Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O, Stefan Gold, Jeremy Moon and Wendy Chapple PART IV: ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY AIB FELLOWS (EDITED BY JEAN BODDEWYN) History of the AIB Fellows: The Deanship of Alan Rugman (2011-2014) - Jean Boddewyn How Does the Context of Language Use Affect the Perception of Language Barriers? - Angels Das? and Torben Pedersen The Next Step in Governance: The Need for Global Micro-Regulatory Frameworks in the Context of Expanding International Production - Karl P. Sauvant
Edited by Tina C. Ambos, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland Bjorn Ambos, University of St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland Julian Birkinshaw, London Business School, London, UK

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