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Multinational corporations, inter-organizational networks and subsidiary charter removals

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  • Dörrenbächer, Christoph
  • Gammelgaard, Jens
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    This paper provides insights into the dynamics of a charter removal at a Hungarian subsidiary of the Siemens telecommunication switching division. By using inter-organizational network theory, we investigate how host-country factor endowments, the resource position of a subsidiary and the density of network exchange relationships within the organizational network influence the removal of a multinational corporate subsidiary's charter. The dispersion of resources in a multinational corporation drives intra-firm competition, which will typically lead to the removal of a subsidiary's charter if the subsidiary lacks specialized resources - typically an outcome of host country comparative disadvantages - and simultaneously holds a position on the periphery of the organizational network.

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    Volume (Year): 45 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 206-216

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    Keywords: Multinational corporations Inter-organizational networks Subsidiary charters Host-country factor endowments Comparative advantages Subsidiary evolution Siemens Telecommunication switching industry Hungary;

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    1. Achcaoucaou, Fariza & Miravitlles, Paloma & León-Darder, Fidel, 2014. "Knowledge sharing and subsidiary R&D mandate development: A matter of dual embeddedness," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 76-90.
    2. Chen, Tain-Jy & Chen, Homin & Ku, Ying-Hua, 2012. "Resource dependency and parent–subsidiary capability transfers," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 259-266.
    3. Gammelgaard, Jens & McDonald, Frank & Stephan, Andreas & Tüselmann, Heinz & Dörrenbächer, Christoph, 2012. "The impact of increases in subsidiary autonomy and network relationships on performance," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 1158-1172.

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