Political Strategies as a Response to Public and Private Stakeholder Pressures

Stefan Heidenreich, Jonas F. Puck, Phillip Christopher Nell

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    We aim at providing a more precise differentiation of external stakeholder pressures and their impact on multinational corporation (MNC) subsidiaries’ political strategies. Thus, we analyse whether external stakeholder pressures entail a more intense use of political strategies, and whether pressures from public stakeholders are more influencing compared to pressures from private stakeholders. We use ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis to test our hypotheses with data from 157 subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, Turkey, India, China and South Africa. We found that the higher external stakeholder pressures on the MNC subsidiary, the more intensely subsidiaries apply political strategies. Furthermore, both public and private stakeholder pressures affect political strategies in a positive way, but our results show no statistical significance for a difference in impact. The study differentiates the general concept of external stakeholder pressures into pressures from national public and national private stakeholders.
    Titel Business, Society and Politics
    RedaktørerAmjad Hadjikhan, Ulf Elg, Pervez Ghauri
    ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
    Sider69 - 83
    ISBN (Trykt)9781780529905
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9781780529912
    StatusUdgivet - 2012
    NavnInternational Business and Management


    • Political strategies
    • Stakeholder pressures
    • MNC subsidiaries
    • Emerging markets