Translating Strategies of Boundary Spanners within an MNC: The Case of CSR Reporting

Gabriela Gutierrez Huerter O, Stefan Gold, Jeremy Moon, Wendy Chapple

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    Abstrakt

    Based on an embedded multiple case study of a UK-based MNC, informed by 27 semi-structured interviews and 20 follow-up interviews, this paper studies the translation of corporate social responsibility reporting (CSRR) within an MNC following its transfer from the HQ. Drawing from the Scandinavian institutionalism, with particular attention to Boxenbaum’s (2006b) three-dimensional framework of translation, the article conceptualises subsidiary translators as boundary spanners within the MNC and investigates the interplay of translators’ individual preferences, strategic framing and local grounding across five subsidiaries. The case analysis identifies four distinct translation strategies: hybridization, cherry-picking, replication, and substitution, thus contributing to the theorization of the intra-organisational translation strategies and contributing to a more sophisticated understanding of the agency roles of boundary spanners within MNCs.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelAcademy of Management Proceedings : Meeting Abstract Supplement
    UdgivelsesstedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
    ForlagAcademy of Management
    Publikationsdato2016
    Artikelnummer11681
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016: Making Organizations Meaningful - Anaheim, USA
    Varighed: 5 aug. 20169 aug. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 76
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    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016
    Nummer76
    LandUSA
    ByAnaheim
    Periode05/08/201609/08/2016
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