Organizational Practice Adoption in the MNC: The Role of Managers' Core Self-Evaluations

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Abstract

Although the adoption of organizational practices by subsidiaries is a key concern in multinational corporations (MNCs), research on the individuals involved in practice adoption is lacking. Despite calls in the MNC literature for investigations of the psychological foundations of managers' behavior, such investigations are rare and have been complicated by difficulties in obtaining intimate assessments from managers. Building on personality research, we propose that subsidiary managers' core self-evaluations (CSE) positively influence their practice-adoption behavior. Consistent with personality and organizational control research, we also posit that formal and informal controls play contingent roles. Our analysis of a unique dataset of individuals involved in 130 practice-adoption cases within one European MNC offers large support for our hypotheses.

Authors Schulte Steinberg, Adrian; Kunisch, Sven & Ambos, Björn
Language English
Keywords Multinational corporation, organizational practice adoption, core self-evaluation, headquarters-subsidiary relationship, organizational control
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC)
Refereed Yes
Date 7 August 2015
Publisher Academy of Management
Page Range 1-32
Number of Pages 32
Event Title 75th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2015 "Opening Governance"
Event Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Event Dates 07.-11.08.2015
Publisher DOI 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.16746abstract
Depositing User Adrian Schulte Steinberg
Date Deposited 27 Apr 2015 11:18
Last Modified 26 Jan 2018 14:59
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/240733

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Schulte Steinberg, Adrian; Kunisch, Sven & Ambos, Björn: Organizational Practice Adoption in the MNC: The Role of Managers' Core Self-Evaluations. 2015. - 75th Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) 2015 "Opening Governance". - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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