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Subsidiary capability upgrading under emerging market acquirers

He, Shaowei, Khan, Zaheer, Shenkar, Oded (2018) Subsidiary capability upgrading under emerging market acquirers. Journal of World Business, 53 (2). pp. 248-262. ISSN 1090-9516. (doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2017.11.006) (KAR id:65086)


This article leverages a case study of a recent Chinese acquisition in the United Kingdom to explore the upgrading of capabilities in the subsidiaries in developed countries acquired by emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs). The seemingly implausible upgrading phenomenon is explained by the EMNEs’ complementary assets, their GVC lead firm positions and the unique power relationship between the acquirer and acquired firms, which enable the EMNEs to ‘impel’ upgrading and encourage ‘co-learning’ in their acquired subsidiaries. The contributions to the literature on EMNEs, global value chains, and organizational learning are outlined and discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jwb.2017.11.006
Uncontrolled keywords: Emerging economy multinational enterprises; Upgrading; Subsidiary; China; Learning; Acquisition
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 14:11 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 15:35 UTC
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