The (Un)Predictable Factor: The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers

Dana Minbaeva, Steen Erik Navrbjerg

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    Abstract

    When multinational corporations (MNCs) take over subsidiaries in other countries and institutional settings, their headquarters often encounter employment relations systems that differ markedly from the systems they know from their country of origin. Building on insights from social capital theory, we argue that MNCs benefit from employing HRM practices that are sensitive to the local cooperative culture on a micro level and to the industrial-relations system on a macro level as, in doing so, they often receive an unexpected return on their investments. This return takes the form of advantages in terms of work organization and a cooperative culture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business
    EditorsKlaus Meyer, Tunga Kiyak
    Place of PublicationEast Lansing, MI
    PublisherAcademy of International Business
    Publication date2014
    Pages197
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventAIB 2014 Annual Meeting : Local Context in Global Business - Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 56
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/

    Conference

    ConferenceAIB 2014 Annual Meeting
    Number56
    LocationWestin Bayshore
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period23/06/201426/06/2014
    Internet address
    SeriesAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Volume56
    ISSN2078-4430

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    Minbaeva, D., & Navrbjerg, S. E. (2014). The (Un)Predictable Factor: The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers. In K. Meyer, & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business (pp. 197). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol.. 56
    Minbaeva, Dana ; Navrbjerg, Steen Erik. / The (Un)Predictable Factor : The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. editor / Klaus Meyer ; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business, 2014. pp. 197 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 56).
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    Minbaeva, D & Navrbjerg, SE 2014, The (Un)Predictable Factor: The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers. in K Meyer & T Kiyak (eds), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. Academy of International Business, East Lansing, MI, Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, vol. 56, pp. 197, Vancouver, Canada, 23/06/2014.

    The (Un)Predictable Factor : The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers. / Minbaeva, Dana; Navrbjerg, Steen Erik.

    Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. ed. / Klaus Meyer; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business, 2014. p. 197 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 56).

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    Minbaeva D, Navrbjerg SE. The (Un)Predictable Factor: The Role of Subsidiary Social Capital in International Takeovers. In Meyer K, Kiyak T, editors, Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. 2014. p. 197. (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 56).