Quotation Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C., Stea, Diego. 2018. Headquarters involvement, socialization, and entrepreneurial behaviors in MNC subsidiaries. Long Range Planning.




Headquarters of multinational corporations can be involved in their subsidiaries and help with the development and transfer of innovative ideas. However, headquarters involvement might not always be desired or needed, and it can thus be perceived as interference with local activities, potentially reducing local willingness to go the extra mile. We address the lack of knowledge about subsidiary manager behavior by answering the following question: How does headquarters involvement influence the proactive behavior of subsidiary managers to push for new and innovative ideas? Using data from 120 top managers in subsidiaries of multinational corporations, we find that the negative relationship between headquarters involvement and their subsidiary managers' support for initiatives can be reduced when socialization mechanisms such as a common corporate culture or rotation programs are put in place.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Long Range Planning
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Headquarters involvement, socialization, and entrepreneurial behaviors in MNC subsidiaries
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024630117303217
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2018.05.005
Open Access N


Decreton, Benoit (Former researcher)
Nell, Phillip C. (Details)
Stea, Diego (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Institute for International Business (Nell) (Details)
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