Transnational learning structures in multinational firms: organizational context and national embeddedness
Tregaskis, Olga, Edwards, Tony, Edwards, Paul, Ferner, Anthony and Marginson, Paul. (2010) Transnational learning structures in multinational firms: organizational context and national embeddedness. Human Relations, Vol.63 (No.4). pp. 471-499. ISSN 0018-7267Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726709339095
The role of national institutional context is often overlooked in analyses of learning behaviour in multinational organizations. Drawing on arguments from institutional theory and learning theory we consider the organizational contingencies, and the institutional context in which these are embedded, in explaining the use of structures to support learning across national borders. It is hypothesized that country of origin effects on subsidiary learning structures are mediated by two organizational contingencies, namely transnational human resource management governance structures and subsidiary global research and development expertise. To test this, structural equation modelling is used on a dataset of 292 foreign (including Japanese, US, French, German, Nordic) and home-owned subsidiaries operating in the UK. The results confirmed the hypothesized institutional effects. The evidence suggests that understanding the interaction between institutional and firm-level context is important in providing a fuller explanation of the types of learning structures subsidiaries are likely to engage with.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Human Relations|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 471-499|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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