Divestiture of Foreign Subsidiaries for Deletion and Recombination: A Reconfiguration Viewpoint

Toshimitsu Ueta, Naoki Yasuda

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This study develops a reconfiguration view of foreign subsidiary divestitures, arguing that multinational firms selectively implement divestitures for deletion (DD) and divestitures for recombination (DR) depending on the value of the divested operations and the viability of their redeployment. Instead of seeing divestitures as uniform actions, the study identifies several types of divestitures based on a unique dataset of Japanese manufacturers in the period 2004--2013 and examines them jointly as competing risks. The result of the empirical analysis supports this argument, demonstrating that even well-established factors associated with divestitures require further consideration on their distinctive relation to DD and DR. The findings reveal how DD and DR coexist and thus contribute to our understanding of reconfiguration in international business management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
EditorsSonja Taneja
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBriarcliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022: Creating a Better World Together - Seattle, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20229 Aug 2022
Conference number: 82


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings


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