The Impact of Core Self-Evaluations on Organizational Practice Adoption in the Multinational Corporation

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Abstract

The adoption of organizational practices is known to be elementary in the creation of sustained competitive advantage for the multinational corporation (MNC). In this study, we explore the role of the subsidiary managers' personality in the adoption of practices mandated by a corporate headquarters to subsidiary units in a large European MNC. We analyzed 130 cases of practice adoption a large European MNC and found that managers' core self-evaluation (CSE) is a significant factor with respect to the implementation of practices. In addition, the empirical findings suggest that the organizational context moderates the relationship between managers' personality and practice adoption. The study contributes to the emerging literature on the role of individual's personality in practice adoption and the microfoundations of knowledge transfers in large organizations.

Authors Schulte Steinberg, Adrian; Ambos, Björn & Kunisch, Sven
Projects Ambos, Björn; Schulte Steinberg, Adrian & Kunisch, Sven (2013) Towards the Microfoundations of Knowledge Flows: An Empirical Investigation of Individual-Level Antecedents of Organizational Practice Adoption [fundamental research project]
Language English
Keywords Multinational corporation, knowledge transfer, organizational practice adoption, core self-evaluation, subsidiary managers, organizational control
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC)
Refereed Yes
Date 15 June 2014
Page Range 7
Event Title Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2013
Event Location Kopenhagen
Event Dates 13.-15.06.2014
Depositing User Adrian Schulte Steinberg
Date Deposited 08 May 2014 12:58
Last Modified 26 Jan 2018 13:46
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/231467

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Schulte Steinberg, Adrian; Ambos, Björn & Kunisch, Sven: The Impact of Core Self-Evaluations on Organizational Practice Adoption in the Multinational Corporation. 2014. - Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2013. - Kopenhagen.

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