How do Regional Headquarters influence corporate decisions in networked MNCs?

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

In networked MNCs where knowledge and power are distributed, corporate strategy processes benefit from input arising from many different levels of the organization. Recently, the regional (i.e., supra-national) level has been emphasized as an important additional source of knowledge and input, and as a bridge between local subsidiaries and global corporate headquarters. This paper builds theory on the antecedents to regional headquarters' influence on corporate decisions (i.e., organizational, behavioral, and motivational). Based on a survey of regional headquarters in Europe and their relations with MNC headquarters, we provide empirical evidence that a regional headquarters' autonomy and signaling behavior have significant effects on its influence on corporate strategy. Furthermore, we find support for our hypothesis that the regional headquarters' charter moderates such bottom-up influence.

Authors Mahnke, Volker; Ambos, Björn; Nell, Philipp & Hobdari, Bersant
Journal or Publication Title Journal of International Management
Language German
Keywords Headquarter value-added; Networked MNC; Upwards influence
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 1 September 2012
Publisher Elsevier
Place of Publication New York, NY
Volume 18
Number 3
Page Range 293-301
Number of Pages 9
ISSN 1075-4253
ISSN-Digital 1873-0620
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.intman.2012.04.001
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 21 Nov 2012 21:44
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:15
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/218060

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Mahnke, Volker; Ambos, Björn; Nell, Philipp & Hobdari, Bersant (2012) How do Regional Headquarters influence corporate decisions in networked MNCs? Journal of International Management, 18 (3). 293-301. ISSN 1075-4253

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