When Do Distance Effects Become Empirically Observable? An Investigation in the Context of Headquarters Value Creation for Subsidiaries

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Beugelsdijk, Sjoerd; Nell, Phillip C.; Ambos, Björn;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.intman.2017.03.002
  • Subject: Behavioral approach | LOCAL EMBEDDEDNESS | MNC | Distance | INTERNATIONAL-BUSINESS RESEARCH | NATIONAL CULTURE | Multinational corporations; Distance; Headquarters-subsidiary relationships; Headquarters value added; Subsidiary embeddedness; Behavioral approach | Headquarters value added | KNOWLEDGE FLOWS | Good | Headquarters-subsidiary relationships | MULTINATIONAL-CORPORATIONS | Subsidiary embeddedness | PERFORMANCE | PARENTING ADVANTAGE | PERSPECTIVE | Multinational corporations | STRATEGY

Integrating distance research with the behavioral strategy literature on MNC headquarters-subsidiary relations, this paper explores how the distance between headquarters and subsidiaries relates to value added by the headquarters. We show for 124 manufacturing subsidiar... View more
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