Quotation Fisch, Jan Hendrik, Schmeißer, Björn. 2019. Upgrading local operations for global arbitrage. Long Range Planning. 52 (4)




This study shows that upgrading sales operations in host countries towards production allows MNCs to perform global arbitrage in their networks of foreign subsidiaries and thereby contributes to a strategy of reaping the benefits of multinationality. We predict and find that operation upgrades follow opportunities of improving resource flows in the subsidiary network to exploit the advantages of host countries in tax rates, investment incentives, and technological knowledge across borders. Performance effects on the level of the MNC network give evidence of these benefits from global arbitrage.


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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 Upgrading local operations for global arbitrage
Volume 52
Number 4
Year 2019
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2018.07.001
Open Access N


Fisch, Jan Hendrik (Details)
Schmeißer, Björn (Details)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Institute for International Business (Fisch) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
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