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    Microfoundations of Strategic Agility in Emerging Markets: Empirical Evidence of Italian MNEs in India

    Ferraris, Alberto and Degbey, William Y. and Singh, Sanjay Kumar and Bresciani, Stefano and Castellano, Sylvaine and Fiano, Fabio and Couturier, Jerome (2022) Microfoundations of Strategic Agility in Emerging Markets: Empirical Evidence of Italian MNEs in India. Journal of World Business, 57 (101272). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1090-9516

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    We propose the individual-level microfoundations of subsidiary CEOs in emerging markets as antecedents of the strategic agility of multinational enterprises, and subsidiary embeddedness as a key organizational-level moderator of these relationships. Combining quantitative data on subsidiary CEOs operating in India with qualitative interviews with Italian HQ counterparts, our results suggest that subsidiary CEOs’ tenure in emerging markets, along with their overall experience, affects MNE strategic agility positively. Similarly, CEOs’ cognitive characteristics - problem solving and reasoning, and language and communication skills (individual-level microfoundations) - affected strategic agility positively, while subsidiary embeddedness moderated these relationships in different ways, leaving space for fresh managerial and theoretical considerations.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Strategic agility; Microfoundation; Subsidiary CEO; CEO experience; CEO cognitive capabilities; Emerging markets;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 18044
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    Depositing User: Sanjay Singh
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2024 16:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of World Business
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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