Subsidiary Transfer Competence and Rent-Seeking Behavior
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, "International Business in Tough Times", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25-29, 2010 / [ed] Tatiana Kostova, Tunga Kiyak, Rio de Janiero: Academy of International Business , 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we argue that subsidiary technology transfer competence is a determinant of subsidiary bargaining power, and that subsidiaries can exploit such power to pursue their own ends. We suggest that this kind of behaviour, rent-seeking, can manifest itself in intra-firm relationships. An empirical analysis, using Three Stage Least Squares, is performed comprising intra-firm technology transfers among MNC subsidiaries providing general support for the predictions. Consequently, this paper advances the understanding of subsidiary sources of power within the MNC and organizational determinants of rent-seeking.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rio de Janiero: Academy of International Business , 2010.
, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, ISSN 2078-0435
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129721OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129721DiVA: diva2:345187
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business