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Understanding "Appropriateness" in Multinational Corporations

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  • Cooper, Danielle

    (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Doucet, Lorna

    (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • Pratt, Michael G.

    (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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    Assessments of the appropriateness and inappropriateness of behaviors play an important role in interactions in multinational corporations (MNCs). We develop a model of appropriateness that that illustrates how various arrangements in MNCs (e.g., geocentric staffing) may work to influence the frequency of (in-) appropriateness assessments as well as the magnitude of reactions to such assessments via their influence on members' ingroup-outgroup categorizations.

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    Paper provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business in its series Working Papers with number 05-0122.

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    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ecl:illbus:05-0122

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