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Ciabuschi, F., Forsgren, M. & Martín Martín, O. (2017). Value Creation at the Subsidiary Level: Testing the MNC Headquarters Parenting Advantage Logic. Long range planning, 50(1), 48-62.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Value Creation at the Subsidiary Level: Testing the MNC Headquarters Parenting Advantage Logic
2017 (English)In: Long range planning, ISSN 0024-6301, E-ISSN 1873-1872, Vol. 50, no 1, 48-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to test the assumptions of the headquarters parenting advantage in multinational firms within the context of subsidiary innovation processes. Specifically, we explore the relationship between the selective involvement of headquarters in both innovation development and transfer processes and their related performance in a data set of 85 innovation projects analysed with structural equation modelling. The findings provide only limited support to the parenting advantage logic as they show that although the headquarters are able to select subsidiary-level strategic innovation processes, their involvement is hampering the performance of these processes. Consequently, we offer new extensions to the reasoning behind the parenting advantage logic by introducing four complementary theoretical explanations for the potentially harmful effects of headquarters' involvement in subsidiary innovation-related activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier: , 2017
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301652 (URN)10.1016/11rp.2016.03.004 (DOI)000397693000014 ()
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2017-04-21Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M. (2016). A Note on the revisited Uppsala Internationalization Process Model: the Implications of Business Networks and Entrepreneurship. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(9), 1135-1144.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of International Business Studies, ISSN 0047-2506, E-ISSN 1478-6990, Vol. 47, no 9, 1135-1144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In their article from 2009, Johanson and Vahlne suggest a reformulation of the Uppsala internationalization process model by incorporating business network theory and entrepreneurship theory into the model. The present paper makes a critical examination of this reformulation. The overall conclusion is that several issues have to be addressed regarding the relationship between business networks and firms’ internationalization, the meaning of entrepreneurship as well as the possibility to combine business network theory and entrepreneurship theory in the Uppsala model before the full potential of such an incorporation can be realized.

Keyword
internationalization theories and foreign market entry; network theory; entrepreneurship; liability of foreignness; liability of outsidership
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302415 (URN)10.1057/s41267-016-0014-3 (DOI)000391084100006 ()
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M. (2015). The 'Parenting Advantage' and Innovation Processes in the Multinational Firm: Does Top Management Mess Things Up?. In: Sarianna Lundan (Ed.), Transnational Corporations and Transnational Governance: (pp. 97-111). Palgrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The 'Parenting Advantage' and Innovation Processes in the Multinational Firm: Does Top Management Mess Things Up?
2015 (English)In: Transnational Corporations and Transnational Governance / [ed] Sarianna Lundan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 97-111 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242111 (URN)10.1057/9781137467690_4 (DOI)2-s2.0-84968831138 (Scopus ID)9781349500031 (ISBN)9781137467690 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-20 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2016-12-01Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M. (2014). A note on the revisited Uppsala internationalization process model: From liability of simplicity to liability of complexity. In: Rian Drogendijk (Ed.), EIBA Proceedings 2014: . Paper presented at EIBA 2014. .
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2014 (English)In: EIBA Proceedings 2014 / [ed] Rian Drogendijk, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242109 (URN)
Conference
EIBA 2014
Available from: 2015-01-20 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2015-01-20
Forsgren, M. (2013). Theories of the multinational firm: A multidimensional creature in the global economy (2ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theories of the multinational firm: A multidimensional creature in the global economy
2013 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 Edition: 2
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242137 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-21 Created: 2015-01-21 Last updated: 2015-01-21
Ciabuschi, F., Forsgren, M. & Martín Martín, O. (2012). Headquarters involvement and efficiency of innovation development and transfer in multinationals: A matter of sheer ignorance?. International Business Review, 21(2), 130-144.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Headquarters involvement and efficiency of innovation development and transfer in multinationals: A matter of sheer ignorance?
2012 (English)In: International Business Review, ISSN 0969-5931, E-ISSN 1873-6149, Vol. 21, no 2, 130-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We compare two theoretical perspectives on the knowledge situation of headquarters (HQ) in multinational corporations: the bounded rationality perspective and the sheer ignorance perspective. We claim that these perspectives lead to different expectations when it comes to HQ's role and the effects of HQ involvement in innovation processes at the subsidiary level. More specifically, we examine the impact of HQ involvement on the efficiency of 71 subsidiary innovation projects. The findings show that HQ involvement in innovation development and transfer has a negative rather than a positive impact on efficiency in both processes. We contribute by showing and suggesting that the sheer ignorance perspective might provide a more accurate portrayal of the HQ knowledge situation than the bounded rationality perspective does. This study furthers understanding of the role of HQ in the contemporary, knowledge-creating multinational.

Keyword
Bounded rationality, Headquarters' role, Innovation development, Innovation transfer, Sheer ignorance
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173999 (URN)10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.02.003 (DOI)000302761000002 ()
Available from: 2012-05-14 Created: 2012-05-09 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M., Ciabuschi, F. & MartinMartin, O. (2011). Rationality versus Ignorance: The role of MNE headquarters in subsidiaries' innovation processes. International journal of business.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rationality versus Ignorance: The role of MNE headquarters in subsidiaries' innovation processes
2011 (English)In: International journal of business, ISSN 1083-4346Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242104 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-20 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Forsgren, M. & Yamin, M. (2010). A Commentary on Adam Smith. Multinational Business Review, 18(1), 95-111.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Commentary on Adam Smith
2010 (English)In: Multinational Business Review, ISSN 1525-383X, Vol. 18, no 1, 95-111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A close reading of Adam Smith's "an Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" indicates that he would not wholeheartedly support the advocacy of globalization and free markets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St. Louis: Saint Louis University, John Cook School of Business, 2010
Keyword
International Business
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135435 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2010-12-16Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M. & Johanson, J. (2010). A dialogue about the Uppsala model of internationalization. In: Andersson, Ulf och Holm, Ulf (Ed.), Managing the Contemporary Multinational: The role of headquarters (pp. 283-304). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A dialogue about the Uppsala model of internationalization
2010 (English)In: Managing the Contemporary Multinational: The role of headquarters / [ed] Andersson, Ulf och Holm, Ulf, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2010, 283-304 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2010
Series
New Horizons in International Business
Keyword
headquarters, managing multinationals
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122364 (URN)978-1-84844-807-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-04-09 Created: 2010-04-09 Last updated: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved
Forsgren, M. & Holm, U. (2010). MNC headquarters' role in subsidiaries' value-creating activities: A problem of rationality or radical uncertainty. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 26(4).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>MNC headquarters' role in subsidiaries' value-creating activities: A problem of rationality or radical uncertainty
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387, Vol. 26, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242134 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-21 Created: 2015-01-21 Last updated: 2017-12-05
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