MNE Entrepreneurial Capabilities at Intermediate Levels: The Roles of External Embeddedness and Heterogeneous Environments

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

This study investigates the entrepreneurial capabilities of MNE units at intermediate geographical levels, between the local subsidiary level and global corporate headquarters. In our conceptual development, we build on the entrepreneurship and MNE embeddedness literature to explain how MNE units at intermediate geographical levels differ from local subsidiaries and global corporate headquarters, and why those differences are important. We illustrate our arguments using data on European regional headquarters (RHQs). We find that RHQs' entrepreneurial capabilities depend on their external embeddedness and on the heterogeneous information that is generated through dissimilar markets within the region. Our study opens up for an interesting discussion of the independence of these mechanisms. In sum, we contribute to the understanding of the entrepreneurial role of intermediate units in general and RHQs in particular.

Authors Hoenen, Anne; Nell, Philipp & Ambos, Björn
Journal or Publication Title Long Range Planning
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date February 2014
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication Oxford UK
Volume 47
Number 1-2
Page Range 76-86
Number of Pages 11
ISSN 0024-6301
ISSN-Digital 1873-1872
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.lrp.2013.08.009
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 21 Nov 2012 21:38
Last Modified 26 Oct 2020 16:10
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/218058

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Hoenen, Anne; Nell, Philipp & Ambos, Björn (2014) MNE Entrepreneurial Capabilities at Intermediate Levels: The Roles of External Embeddedness and Heterogeneous Environments. Long Range Planning, 47 (1-2). 76-86. ISSN 0024-6301

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