Characteristics and influences of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture: the case of the advertising sector

Boojihawon, D.K., Dimitratos, P. and Young, S. (2007) Characteristics and influences of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture: the case of the advertising sector. International Business Review, 16(5), pp. 549-572. (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2007.06.003)

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Abstract

This paper undertakes an exploratory study into the characteristics of entrepreneurial culture of the multinational subsidiary; and, into the associated influences and manifestations linked to multinational corporation (MNC) and environmental contexts. The theme of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture is an unexplored theme in the literature, and has considerable research and managerial significance. This qualitative research is based on eight multinational subsidiaries in the advertising sector in the UK. The evidence suggests that the constituents of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture include global vision, entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial MNC network management. The related influences and manifestations refer to subsidiary autonomy, target market servicing and responsiveness to local environmental conditions. In addition, the findings show that while entrepreneurial behaviour was evident in all investigated subsidiaries, its locus varied significantly. Specifically, entrepreneurship in multinational subsidiaries can be subsidiary-, headquarters-, or jointly-driven.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Professor Stephen and Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos
Authors: Boojihawon, D.K., Dimitratos, P., and Young, S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Business Review
Publisher:Pergamon
ISSN:0969-5931
ISSN (Online):1873-6149
Published Online:26 July 2007

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