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    Developing subsidiary contribution to the MNC—Subsidiary entrepreneurship and strategy creativity

    Scott, Pamela and Gibbons, Patrick and Coughlan, Joseph (2010) Developing subsidiary contribution to the MNC—Subsidiary entrepreneurship and strategy creativity. Journal of International Management, 16 (4). pp. 328-339. ISSN 1075-4253

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    Despite its theoretical and managerial significance, subsidiary entrepreneurship and its effects on subsidiary contribution remain underexplored in the literature. We propose that subsidiary entrepreneurship encourages more creative strategic responses to escalating environmental change. We explore the direct and mediating effects of subsidiary entrepreneurship on subsidiary contribution to the MNC, particularly subsidiary strategy creativity. We use structural equation modelling to test our propositions on data generated from surveying the population of Irish subsidiaries of foreign MNCs, and find strong support for our theoretical predictions. The managerial implications of subsidiary entrepreneurship in generating creative strategy, prompting strategic initiatives and improving performance are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at doi:10.1016/j.intman.2010.09.004
    Keywords: Subsidiary; Entrepreneurship; Strategy creativity; Strategic initiative; Performance;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6589
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    Depositing User: Joseph Coughlan
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 15:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Management
    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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