Helping Behavior in Multinational Executive Networks

Marie Louise Mors, Stewart Miller, Michael McDonald

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    This study develops a framework that draws upon the socio-psychology and network literatures to explain helping behavior in an executive’s multinational network. Focusing on executives' perceptions of willingness to help, we examine network structure (geographic and organizational boundaries), strength of relational ties (frequency of interaction and duration of relational ties), and relational dependence (with respect to performance and replaceability). Our empirical results show support for the ties strength and relational dependence hypotheses. Moreover, they reveal unique findings for the role of network structural characteristics in that organizational boundaries rather than geographic boundaries influence perceived helping behavior.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventSMS Special Conference Copenhagen: Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals - Copenhagen Business School, København, Denmark
    Duration: 13 Jun 201415 Jun 2014


    ConferenceSMS Special Conference Copenhagen
    LocationCopenhagen Business School
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