Subsidiary Driven Problem Solving


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission
  • WU
  • Irish Research Council

Duration since Jan. 1, 2015

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  • Kratochvil, Renate (Former researcher)
  • Nell, Phillip C. (Details)
 

Abstract (English)

This study focuses on how subsidiary managers of multinational corporations (MNCs) respond to unique organisational challenges, so-called "non-routine problems". Such a non-routine problem requires firms to enter into a problem solving process that questions established processes, practices or capabilities to find novel answers. While such problem solving is very challenging, it also represents an opportunity for innovation and for making a strategically important contribution to the wider corporation. The latter could be of strategic importance to the subsidiary, especially in times of increasing pressures on subsidiary management to demonstrate their value to the corporation.

Publications

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2016 Kratochvil, Renate. 2016. Managers in MNCs receiving knowledge from geographically distant individuals. The moderating effects of cognitive, social and organizational proximity. Doctoral Tutorial / EIBA 2016, Vienna, Austria, 01.12-05.12. (Details)
  Parker, Andrew, Tippmann, Esther, Kratochvil, Renate. 2016. Receiving Novel Knowledge for Problem Solving in the MNC: A Network Mobilization Perspective. EIBA European International Business Academy, Vienna, Austria, 01.12-05.12. (Details)
  Parker, Andrew, Tippmann, Esther, Kratochvil, Renate. 2016. Utilizing Diverse Knowledge for Problem Solving in the MNC. Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, New Orleans, United States/USA, 01.07-06.07. (Details)
  Kratochvil, Renate, Parker, Andrew, Tippmann, Esther. 2016. Utilizing Diverse Knowledge for Problem Solving in the MNC: A Network Mobilization Perspective. AIB-UKI Annual Conference, University of London, United Kingdom, 07.04.-09.04. (Details)
  Kratochvil, Renate, Parker, Andrew, Tippmann, Esther. 2016. Utilizing Diverse Knowledge for Problem Solving in the MNC: A Network Mobilization Perspective. Paper Development Workshop, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, 14.03.-15.03. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015 Kratochvil, Renate, Nell, Phillip C. 2015. Problem Formulation in MNCs. Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 01.12.-03.12.2015. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2015 Nell, Phillip C., Kratochvil, Renate. 2015. Benchmarking Report: Problem Solving in Multinational Corporations. WU Wien - Austria:WU Wien. (Details)

Case study

2017 Nell, Phillip C., Kratochvil, Renate, Klopf, Patricia. 2017. Managing a severe crisis: Pharmacorp in Ukraine. Ivey Publishing (Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation). (Details)
2016 Nell, Phillip C., Kratochvil, Renate. 2016. Pharma Luxur and institutional change in Croatia. The Case Centre. (Details)
  Kratochvil, Renate, Nell, Phillip C. 2016. Tria Pharmaceuticals in the Baltics: Making a Regional Structure Work . The Case Centre. (Details)