International Management, Political Arena and Dispersed Entrepreneurship in the MNC

Williams, C. and Lee, S.H. (2009) International Management, Political Arena and Dispersed Entrepreneurship in the MNC. Journal of World Business, 44 (3). pp. 287-299. ISSN 1090-9516 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper presents a model of MNC dispersed entrepreneurship based on the concept of political arena. The model extends previous conceptualizations of MNC dispersed entrepreneurship by explaining how remote employees become stimulated to act as entrepreneurs through resolution of internal political arena within the international management context. We identify variables within this context at corporate, subsidiary, and individual levels as antecedents to political arena in the MNC. These are the corporate immune system, inappropriate control, subsidiary requirements differences and cognitive barriers to knowledge sharing. Different types of internal entrepreneurs (Austrian-like and Schumpeterian-like) emerge as a consequence of the different ways in which political arena is resolved. We discuss theoretical and managerial implications of the resultant multi-level model. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2009/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Strategy and Marketing Section, Amsterdam Business School, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam, Netherlands [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - J. World Bus. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Dispersed entrepreneurship, Multinational corporations, Political arena
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 09:48
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 10:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30865 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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