Resource Orchestration and Subsidiary Performance: How Does Entrepreneurial Human Capital Matter?

Andreas Philipp Distel, Pedro de Faria, Miguel Torres Preto, António Sérgio Ribeiro

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Abstrakt

The importance of resource combination and reconfiguration for subsidiary success within multinational corporations (MNCs) is central to international business literature. However, an understanding of how MNC subsidiaries can build capabilities to perform these resource transformations effectively remains largely underdeveloped. To address this shortcoming, we integrate insights about entrepreneurial managers from dynamic capability theory into models from MNC subsidiary management and propose that subsidiaries can develop dynamic capabilities by hiring managers with entrepreneurial experience. We reason that human capital acquired through prior entrepreneurial experience enables subsidiary managers to increase subsidiary performance. We test and support this hypothesis using longitudinal employer-employee data for 6,738 MNC subsidiaries in Portugal. We also find that the positive effect is stronger if subsidiaries are connected to headquarters through expatriate managers and operate in dynamic host country environments
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2018
Artikelnummer18577
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, USA
Varighed: 10 aug. 201814 aug. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 78
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Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
Nummer78
LandUSA
ByChicago
Periode10/08/201814/08/2018
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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