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Subsidiary network embeddedness

Ulf Andersson

Subsidiary network embeddedness

integration, control and influence in the multinational corporation

by Ulf Andersson

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Published by Dept. of Business Studies, Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decision making.,
  • International business enterprises -- Management.,
  • Organization -- Research.,
  • Organizational behavior.,
  • Subsidiary corporations -- Management.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUlf Andersson.
    SeriesDoctoral thesis -- no. 66
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD62.4 .A53 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21216358M

    A subsidiary can modify its embeddedness to change its strategic restraints. Therefore, the development of subsidiary embeddedness becomes an integral part of subsidiary strategy. AB - This article develops the concept of internal subsidiary embeddedness as the canvas within which subsidiary strategy takes place. Some notes on subsidiary network embeddedness and its effects on the multinational corporation. Andersson, Ulf. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. (English) Report (Other academic).

    Downloadable (with restrictions)! Author(s): Andersson, Ulf & Forsgren, Mats. Abstract: A subsidiary of a multinational corporation (MNC) is embedded in a network of specific business relationships. It is argued that the degree of subsidiary embeddedness is a function of the adaptation between the subsidiary and direct and indirect counterparts of these relationships. The MNC is a complex network and the subsidiary of the MNC is embedded in a formal network including the internal and external network. The network embeddedness is one of the important factors determining the success of the MNC and the informal network embeddedness of the subsidiary is introduced in the MNC network. To examine the influence to the network embeddedness of the subsidiary.

      The purpose of this paper is to empirically analyze what effects the headquarters’ (HQ) business strategy and corporate culture, the local network embeddedness of the foreign subsidiary, and HQ-subsidiary communication have on the staff localization of foreign subsidiaries. The authors carry out empirical analysis on how localization of foreign subsidiaries ultimately affects the . Given the importance of local (external) network embeddedness for an MNC subsidiary's ability to create new knowledge, a crucial question is what factors affect this local embeddedness.


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Thus, the business network view has focused on the organizational aspects of the firm's subsidiary network structures, such as the concentration or dispersion of power and control, and the. embeddedness of the subsidiary network is decisive for its ability to acquire external, tacit.

Basic Books. Polyani () Porter, M.E. () Competition in global industries. Boston: Harvard. A double-network perspective on the evolution of subsidiary R&D role: a matter of dual embeddedness literature as Subsidiary network embeddedness book first step for developing a general theoretical framework that integrates internal and external network embeddedness and to discuss its implications for the evolution in the R&D role of subsidiaries.

Related Book and Book. In the worst case scenario, local embeddedness can shield such subsidiaries from headquarter control, and knowledge flows to external networks may undermine a subsidiary's potential to contribute.

SUBSIDIARY NETWORK EMBEDDEDNESS AND PERFORMANCE ABSTRACT There has been a growing interest in looking upon the MNC as a differentiated network in the sense that subsidiaries have access to different types of resources and therefore perform differently in its market-place and within the MNC.

Yet, even though subsidiaries are the object. Embeddedness is an approach that avoids the atomisation of actors when studying their behaviour. ”Embeddedness’ refers to the fact that economic action and outcomes, like all social action and outcomes, are affected by actors’ dyadic relations and by the structure of the overall network of relations.” (Grabher,p.

Abstract A subsidiary of a multinational corporation (MNC) is embedded in a network of specific business relationships.

It is argued that the degree of subsidiary embeddedness is a function of the adaptation between the subsidiary and direct and indirect counterparts of these relationships.

Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. This book systematizes the concepts of business relationships and network embeddedness, taking a new approach to internationalization, relevant for the global economy.

It reflects the growing importance of network internationalization theory and explores the impact of embeddedness in domestic and foreign relationships on a company’s.

Embeddedness is not merely an outcome of the institutional setting in which a subsidiary is situated, but is a resource a subsidiary can manage by means of manipulating dependencies or exerting influence over the allocation of critical resources.

A subsidiary can modify its embeddedness to change its strategic restraints. which a subsidiary interacts with host country CSAs, and with its parent, Bartlett and Ghoshal ().

The subsidiary may develop location-bound FSAs in the host country and possibly use the network of the MNE to transfer such SSAs back to the parent firm, or to other subsidiaries, in which case the subsidiary has developed non-location bound.

This book systematizes the concepts of business relationships and network embeddedness, taking a new approach to internationalization, relevant for the global economy.

It reflects the growing importance of network internationalization theory and explores the impact of embeddedness in domestic and foreign relationships on a company’s performance.

Given the importance of local (external) network embeddedness for an MNC subsidiary's ability to create new knowledge, a crucial question is what factors affect this local embeddedness.

Despite its obvious relevance, few efforts have been made in the MNC literature to deal with this issue. Subsidiary network embeddedness: Integration, control and influence in the multinational corporation This study demonstrates that subsidiaries'embeddedness in their business networks does not only influence them, but also thebehaviour and development of the multinational corporation of which they form a using a network approach, one.

Explaining Subsidiary Network Embeddedness: The Impact of Headquarters Control Mechanisms Andersson, Ulf Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.

Andersson, U. and Forsgren, M. In Search of Centres of Excellence: Network Embeddedness and Subsidiary Roles in Multinational Corporations, Management International Review, 40.

More specifically, by drawing on literature about organizational learning, absorptive capacity and embeddedness in business relationships, some hypotheses will be formulated about the casual link between subsidiary environment and subsidiary hypotheses are tested in an LISREL-model based on data of 98 subsidiaries belonging to Swedish multinationals.

Subsidiary's embeddedness in the external business networks describes the extent of mutual adaptations with the local partners on product and production. The past performance of the subsidiary is positively associated with embeddedness overlap in the subsidiary's local network.

Methodology Sample and data collection. The study involves European subsidiaries of MNCs. The population list of more t subsidiaries was drawn from the AMADEUS database which contains data on. Extant studies on subsidiary influence phenomena have stated that network characteristics, e.g.

embeddedness (Andersson et al.,Andersson et al., ), explain subsidiary influence in the MNC without providing a clear picture of how the network (knowledge) resources are developed and made available to headquarters. The results suggest that technical embeddedness has a positive impact on both the subsidiary expected performance and its role in the development of products and production processes in the MNC.

Indirectly, through external technical embeddedness, external business embeddedness also influences the sister units' product and process development. Highlights We attempt to explain variation among subsidiaries’ degree of relational embeddedness.

Our results show a robust inverted u-shaped relationship between the complexity of the business network context and the subsidiary's degree of relational embeddedness.

We conclude that subsidiaries invest into relational embeddedness only until the complexity of the business network. Consequently, a subsidiary's network will consist of relationships with different degrees of embeddedness, and the networks of different subsidiaries may vary in their average degree of embeddedness.

Most writings about embeddedness recognize that, in business networks, it has to do with the content of the firm's individual relationships as well as the firm's position within the whole network .This paper explores the nature of business embeddedness at the subsidiary level and its role at the corporate level.

It is suggested that the subsidiaries' embeddedness in a network of business actors can explain why certain subsidiaries demonstrate higher achievements than others, both in terms of their market performance and regarding their importance for competence development within the MNC.