IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Coordination et contrôle des filiales à l’étranger:une enquête qualitative auprès de filiales françaises et japonaises en Chine

  • Jacques Jaussaud
  • Shuji Mizoguchi
  • Hiroyuki Nakamura

    (Johannes Schaaper)

Registered author(s):

    (VF)Cet article étudie comment les multinationales combinent différents mécanismes afin de garder le contrôle sur leurs filiales en Chine. Nous avons conduit 22 entretiens en face-à-face, en Chine, avec des managers expatriés japonais (10) et français (12). Une analyse de contenu thématique fait émerger quatre dimensions de contrôle: la part de capital, l'expatriation, la formalisation de l'organisation et la formation des employés locaux. Les pratiques managériales dans chacune de ces dimensions de contrôle sont précisément développées. Les similitudes et différences dans les dispositifs de coordination et contrôle entre multinationales japonaises et françaises sont enfin comparées.(VA)This article investigates how multinational firms combine various control and coordination mechanisms to maintain control over their subsidiaries in China. We interviewed 22 expatriate managers in China who are in charge of 12 French and 10 Japanese subsidiaries. A content analysis reveals four main dimensions of control: the capital stake, expatriation, formalization of the organizational structure and training of local employees. We document managerial practice along the dimensions of control and compare the Japanese and the French systems of international control.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by in its journal Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 65-85

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:15:y:2012:i:1:p:65-85.
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    Order Information: Email:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:15:y:2012:i:1:p:65-85.. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gérard Charreaux)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.