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Characteristics and influences of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture: the case of the advertising sector

Boojihawon, Dev Kumar; Dimitratos, Pavlos and Young, Stephen (2007). Characteristics and influences of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture: the case of the advertising sector. International Business Review, 16(5) pp. 549–572.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2007.06.003
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Abstract

This paper undertakes an exploratory study into the characteristics of entrepreneurial culture of the multinational subsidiary; and, into the associated influences and manifestations linked to multinational corporation (MNC) and environmental contexts. The theme of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture is an unexplored theme in the literature, and has considerable research and managerial significance. This qualitative research is based on eight multinational subsidiaries in the advertising sector in the UK. The evidence suggests that the constituents of multinational subsidiary entrepreneurial culture include global vision, entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial MNC network management. The related influences and manifestations refer to subsidiary autonomy, target market servicing and responsiveness to local environmental conditions. In addition, the findings show that while entrepreneurial behaviour was evident in all investigated subsidiaries, its locus varied significantly. Specifically, entrepreneurship in multinational subsidiaries can be subsidiary-, headquarters-, or jointly-driven.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0969-5931
Keywords: Advertising; Entrepreneurial culture; Locus of entrepreneurship; Multinational subsidiary
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 9346
Depositing User: Jackie Fry
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9346
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