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Integration-responsiveness, local hires and subsidiary performance amidst turbulence: Insights from a survey of Chinese subsidiaries

Williams, C.; Colovic, A.; Zhu, J.

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Authors

C. Williams

A. Colovic

J. Zhu



Abstract

We study MNE subsidiary performance in a turbulent, emerging economy, focusing on how locally hired managers and integration − responsiveness (I-R) influence performance outcomes. We augment I-R by considering how locally hired managers support or hinder global integration (GI) and local responsiveness (LR) in China. Analysis of data from 104 Chinese subsidiaries suggests higher proportions of locally hired managers do not support GI; GI is sufficient in its own right in dealing with turbulence, positively moderating the relationship between turbulence and performance. However, a higher proportion of locally hired managers does improve subsidiary performance amidst turbulence when accompanied by LR.

Citation

Williams, C., Colovic, A., & Zhu, J. (2017). Integration-responsiveness, local hires and subsidiary performance amidst turbulence: Insights from a survey of Chinese subsidiaries. Journal of World Business, 52(6), 842-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.09.006

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 19, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 28, 2017
Publication Date Sep 28, 2017
Deposit Date Sep 20, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 28, 2019
Journal Journal of World Business
Print ISSN 1090-9516
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 6
Pages 842-853
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.09.006
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1348791

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