The Headquarters-Subsidiary Trench: Tracing Perception Gaps within the Multinational Corporation

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

The emergence of perception gaps between headquarters and subsidiaries has an important bearing on research practice as well as on managerial issues. This study is among the first to systematically investigate the link between the MNC unit's strategic environment and perception gaps. Evidence was found that certain strategic environments bear a higher risk for perception gaps concerning information flows between headquarters and subsidiaries and the subsidiaries' autonomy. Our results also confirm that tense perception gaps have a negative effect on managers' satisfaction and, thus, pose a threat to the company's operations. Collectively, our findings have an impact on research practice as well as on managerial issues.

Authors Chini, Tina; Ambos, Björn & Wehle, Katrin
Journal or Publication Title European Management Journal
Language English
Keywords Perception gaps; Strategic environment; Information flows; Subsidiary autonomy
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 1 April 2005
Publisher Pergamon
Place of Publication Oxford
Volume 23
Number 2
Page Range 145-153
Number of Pages 9
ISSN 0263-2373
ISSN-Digital 1873-5681
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.emj.2005.02.016
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 21 Nov 2012 22:38
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:15
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/218081

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Chini, Tina; Ambos, Björn & Wehle, Katrin (2005) The Headquarters-Subsidiary Trench: Tracing Perception Gaps within the Multinational Corporation. European Management Journal, 23 (2). 145-153. ISSN 0263-2373

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