As firms internationalise, they face increasingly complex
environments and must learn to deal with the challenges that go
along with the establishment of foreign operations. Appointing
foreign directors at board and top management team level has been
one way that firms have handled such challenges, as this enables the
company to draw upon a larger knowledge-base at the top of the
organisation and extends the company’s international business
networks. At the same time, this creates new challenges associated
with integrating foreign nationals into established cultures, and
generating the best possible performance for the company.
This project has adopted predominantly a quantitative approach, based on the construction and statistical analysis of large scale databases of leading companies in the world's most advanced economies. This work enables us to identify the determinants and consequences of the creation of multinational top management teams and boards. In addition, case study research is being carried out at companies to identify the process implications of creating multinational top management teams and boards.
|type||applied research project|
|start of project||2005|