MNC Organizational Form and Subsidiary Motivation Problems

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dc.contributor.author Foss, Kirsten
dc.contributor.author Foss, Nicolai J.
dc.contributor.author Nell, Phillip C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-06
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-27T12:48:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-27T12:48:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12-27
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815751
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8380
dc.description.abstract The MNC literature treats the (parent) HQ as entirely benevolent with respect to their perceived and actual intentions when they intervene at lower levels of the MNC. However, HQ may intervene in subsidiaries in ways that demotivate subsidiary employees and managers (and therefore harm value-creation). This may happen even if such intervention is benevolent in its intentions. We argue that the movement away from more traditional hierarchical forms of the MNC and towards network MNCs placed in more dynamic environments gives rise to more occasions for potentially harmful intervention by HQ. Network MNCs should therefore be particularly careful to anticipate and take precautions against “intervention hazards.” Following earlier research, we point to the role of normative integration and procedural justice, but argue that they also serve to control harmful HQ intervention (and not just subsidiary opportunism). en_US
dc.format.extent 52 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working Paper;13/2011
dc.subject.other The network MNC en_US
dc.subject.other Headquarters en_US
dc.subject.other Managerial opportunism en_US
dc.subject.other Psychological contracts en_US
dc.subject.other Procedural justice en_US
dc.subject.other HQ en_US
dc.subject.other Managerial intervention en_US
dc.subject.other Normative integration en_US
dc.title MNC Organizational Form and Subsidiary Motivation Problems en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11dec27 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815751 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Controlling Intervention Hazards in the Network MNC en_US


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