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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Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018
Conference number: 78
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ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
Number78
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/08/201814/08/2018
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Distel, A. P., de Faria, P., Preto, M. T., & Ribeiro, A. S. (2018). Resource Orchestration and Subsidiary Performance: How Does Entrepreneurial Human Capital Matter?. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, United States.
Distel, Andreas Philipp ; de Faria, Pedro ; Preto, Miguel Torres ; Ribeiro, António Sérgio. / Resource Orchestration and Subsidiary Performance : How Does Entrepreneurial Human Capital Matter?. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, United States.40 p.
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Distel, AP, de Faria, P, Preto, MT & Ribeiro, AS 2018, 'Resource Orchestration and Subsidiary Performance: How Does Entrepreneurial Human Capital Matter?' Paper presented at, Chicago, United States, 10/08/2018 - 14/08/2018, .

Resource Orchestration and Subsidiary Performance : How Does Entrepreneurial Human Capital Matter? / Distel, Andreas Philipp; de Faria, Pedro; Preto, Miguel Torres; Ribeiro, António Sérgio.

2018. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, United States.

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