Quotation Oehmichen, Jana, Puck, Jonas. 2016. Embeddedness, ownership mode and dynamics, and the performance of MNE subsidiaries. Journal of International Management 22 (1), 17-28.




Whereas researchers have provided profound empirical evidence for the direct relationship between subsidiary embeddedness and subsidiary performance, we intend to investigate the dependence of this relationship on firm-specific contingency factors. Specifically, we propose that the effects of internal and external embeddedness on performance are contingent on ownership mode and the past change of such mode. We find a positive moderating effect of changes in ownership mode on the relationship between external and internal embeddedness and subsidiary performance. The empirical results support our reasoning that dynamic learning routines realized in situations of organizational change positively affect the efficacy for external and internal resource access for subsidiaries. The contingency perspective of our study provides further support for IB research to avoid one-size-fits all statements but rather to consider the volatile internal and external parameters that determine MNEs' business.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of International Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Embeddedness, ownership mode and dynamics, and the performance of MNE subsidiaries
Volume 22
Number 1
Year 2016
Page from 17
Page to 28
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1075425315000897
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2015.11.002


Puck, Jonas (Details)
Oehmichen, Jana (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Institute for International Business (Puck) (Details)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Competence Center for Emerging Markets and CEE WE (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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