Quotation Valentino, Alfredo , Schmitt, Jan, Koch, Benno , Nell, Phillip C. 2018. Leaving home: An institutional perspective on intermediary HQ relocations. Journal of World Business. 54 (4), 273-284.




We investigate the effect of changing national institutions on relocations of intermediary HQs. Using a dataset of 154 cross-border relocations between the period from 2000 to 2015, we draw on the intermediary HQ’s middle position within the MNC and investigate how a decrease in institutional quality in the HQ’s host country and a change in institutional distance between different MNC units affect the relocation decision. Our findings advance the emergent literature on HQ relocations as well as our knowledge of intermediary HQs and the effect of changing institutions on organizational location choices. Beyond our theoretical contributions, we offer policy and managerial implications.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of World Business
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-A
Language English
Title Leaving home: An institutional perspective on intermediary HQ relocations
Volume 54
Number 4
Year 2018
Page from 273
Page to 284
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090951617303929?dgcid=coauthor
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.08.004
Open Access N


Schmitt, Jan (Details)
Nell, Phillip C. (Details)
Koch, Benno (LMU Munich, Germany)
Valentino, Alfredo (Università Luiss Guido Carli, Italy)
Department of Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Institute for International Business (Nell) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2965 Knowledge management (Details)
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
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