Sarianna M. Lundan
University of Bremen
Publications 66
#1Sarianna M. Lundan (University of Bremen)H-Index: 14
#2Jiatao Li (HKUST: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 31
Abstract This paper identifies two main dimensions – institutional diversity and dynamism – in the research stream that has substantively engaged with the important contribution of Jackson and Deeg (J Int Bus Stud 39(4):540–561, 2008). Taking into account their core criticism that institutional analysis in international business research is often de-contextualized, and building on these two dimensions, we present two possible paths for institutional analysis that are sensitive to context. The fi...
#1Sarianna M. Lundan (University of Bremen)H-Index: 14
For more than 60 years, scholars in the international business field have studied the distribution of value-adding activity across national borders, and attempted to explain where, how and by whom international production is organized. It is their deep knowledge of the different kinds of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and of the myriad ways in which these firms interact with the local environment that allows international business scholars to make a unique contribution to public policy debates...
#1Sarianna M. LundanH-Index: 14
This chapter examines the governance of multinational enterprises from two perspectives, namely, from the viewpoint of the owners and managers of the firm, and how the firm governs itself, particularly with respect to the relationship between the headquarters and subsidiaries, as well as between the subsidiaries and local actors in the host countries. The chapter suggests that, as MNEs from developed home countries have become increasingly geographically diverse in their operations, they have al...
#1Tilo Halaszovich (University of Bremen)H-Index: 2
#2Sarianna M. Lundan (University of Bremen)H-Index: 14
This paper examines the impact of the firm’s degree of local embeddedness on its performance in emerging markets using the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey Manufacturing Sector Module data on 15,715 firms covering 78 emerging markets. We use the degree of localization of sourcing and sales to measure the degree of embeddedness in the host country market. We argue that since embeddedness brings the firm into closer interaction with local firms and institutions, the costs of embeddedness should be l...
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This paper relates cultural distance and governance structures. We suggest a model of cultural evolution that captures the idiosyncratic socialization dynamics taking place in groups of communicating and interacting agents. Based on these processes, cultural distance within and between groups or organizational units develops. Transaction cost theorists associate higher cultural distance with higher transaction costs. Therefore, one problem of economic organization is assessing alternative govern...
#1Simona Gentile‐Lüdecke (University of Bremen)H-Index: 1
#2Sarianna M. Lundan (University of Bremen)H-Index: 14
This paper provides preliminary evidence on the use of non-equity modalities by transnational corporations (TNCs) in the hotel industry and discusses the conditions that may favor the choice of one of these modalities as a substitute for foreign direct investment (FDI). Based on secondary data and interviews with experts of the hospitality industry, the study looks at the expansion of the major international hotel chains and focuses on the issues of control, transferability of resources and inst...