The Complexity of the Business Network Context and its Effect on Subsidiary Relational (Over-) Embeddedness

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The Complexity of the Business Network Context and its Effect on Subsidiary Relational (Over-) Embeddedness

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dc.contributor.author Nell, Philip C.
dc.contributor.author Andersson, Ulf
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-04T08:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-04T08:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8402
dc.description.abstract Many studies have focused on the effects of MNC subsidiaries’ external relational embeddedness. Little attention has been given to its antecedents and especially to the potential effect that the business network context might have. We try to fill this gap and attempt to explain variation among subsidiaries’ degree of relational embeddedness. Our results show a strong and robust effect of the business network context -- i.e. the network context in which the direct business relationships between the subsidiary and its partners are embedded -- on the degree of relational embeddedness. However, contrary to previous literature, we find an inverted u-shaped relationship. We discuss our findings with regard to the issue of over-embeddedness and the literature on the strength of weak versus strong ties. en_US
dc.format.extent 36 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working Paper;
dc.subject.other Business networks en_US
dc.subject.other Subsidiary relational embeddedness en_US
dc.subject.other Environmental complexity en_US
dc.subject.other Network context en_US
dc.title The Complexity of the Business Network Context and its Effect on Subsidiary Relational (Over-) Embeddedness en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12feb03 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 Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber x656316372 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US


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