The Impact of Subsidiary Autonomy on MNE Knowledge Transfer: Resolving the Debate

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The Impact of Subsidiary Autonomy on MNE Knowledge Transfer: Resolving the Debate

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dc.contributor.author Rabbiosi, Larissa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-28T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815294 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7455
dc.description.abstract This paper explores theoretical and empirical ambiguities in the literature concerning the impact of foreign subsidiary autonomy on intra-MNE knowledge transfer. We argue that understanding the interdependences between subsidiary autonomy and the use of different communication systems – e.g. person-based and electronic-based communication systems – is crucial to putting forward new insights in the debate. Based on the recent literature on strategic management, we hypothesize that the two communication systems call for different degrees of subsidiary autonomy and vice versa. Using a data set consisting of 307 dyads between foreign subsidiaries and their parent companies, we find that two distinctive configurations positively affect the extent of knowledge transfer from foreign subsidiaries to their parent companies. The first is the combination of a high degree of subsidiary autonomy and the use of person-based mechanisms, and the second is the combination of low subsidiary autonomy and the use of electronic-based mechanisms. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-16 en_US
dc.title The Impact of Subsidiary Autonomy on MNE Knowledge Transfer: Resolving the Debate en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08apr16 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815294 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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