A missing operationalization: entrepreneurial competencies in multinational enterprise subsidiaries

Dimitratos, P. , Liouka, I. and Young, S. (2014) A missing operationalization: entrepreneurial competencies in multinational enterprise subsidiaries. Long Range Planning, 47(1-2), pp. 64-75. (doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2013.10.004)

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Abstract

We seek to provide a comprehensive operationalization of firm-specific variables that constitute multinational enterprise subsidiary entrepreneurial competencies. Towards this objective, we bring together notions from the fields of entrepreneurship and international business. Drawing on an empirical study of 260 subsidiaries located in the UK, we propose a comprehensive set of scales encompassing innovativeness, risk-taking, proactiveness, learning, intra-multinational networking, extra-multinational networking and autonomy; which capture distinct subsidiary entrepreneurial competencies at the subsidiary level. Research and managerial implications are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Professor Stephen and Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos and Liouka, Dr Ioanna
Authors: Dimitratos, P., Liouka, I., and Young, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Long Range Planning
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0024-6301
ISSN (Online):1873-1872
Published Online:22 November 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Long Range Planning 47(1-2):64-75
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
427351Subsidiary Entrepreneurship & Performance Associations in the UKPavlos DimitratosEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)RES-000-22-0621-ABUS - MANAGEMENT