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Gerhard Schnyder
Loughborough University
BusinessEconomicsCorporate governanceEconomic systemPolitics
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We investigate how subsidiaries’ political capabilities in emerging markets are not just shaped by their home- or host country institutions, but by both simultaneously - presenting a dilemma for subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in host countries. Subsidiaries need to develop CPA that simultaneously “fit” parent company requirements and “external fit” requirements in relation to the host environment. Achieving this dual fit is particularly difficult in volatile host contexts, wher...
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#2Douglas Fuller (HKU: University of Hong Kong)
Last. Gerhard Schnyder (Lond: University of London)
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Research summaryThere is mounting evidence of a widespread popular backlash against globalization in advanced economies, which can hurt multinational companies' (MNCs) interests. In this paper we argue that MNCs are both ‘culprits' and ‘victims' of backlash against globalization. Building on the comparative capitalism literature, we argue that national institutions influence the likelihood of a backlash by either encouraging MNCs to embrace a “labor arbitrage” strategy consisting in tapping into...
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#1Dorottya Sallai (LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science)
#2Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
The “return of the state” as an economic actor has left scholars at a lack of theoretical tools to capture the characteristics of state-dominated business systems. This is reflected in the fact that any type of state intervention in the economy is too easily qualified as a sign of “authoritarian capitalism,” which has led scholars to lump together countries as diverse as China, Singapore, and Norway under that heading. Rather than considering any type of state intervention in the economy as auth...
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#1Dorottya SallaiH-Index: 1
#2Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
The paper investigates how high levels of political risk in a host market’s institutional context influences MNE subsidiaries’ corporate political activity (CPA) strategy. Existing studies have found that subsidiaries facing high-risk contexts prefer a non-engaged approach to CPA, by exercising ‘no exit’ and ‘no voice’ strategies. Based on interviews with business leaders in post-socialist Hungary – a context characterised by high political risk – we present contradictory evidence. We find that ...
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#1Philipp Kern (Lboro: Loughborough University)
#2Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
The relationship between interlocking directorates and corporate finance patterns is a widelyresearched aspect of the literature on national financial systems. This literature often considers the United Kingdom to be analogous to the United States, without directly investigating the nature and impact of finance-industry relationships. Based on a handcollected dataset covering eight benchmark years between 1950 and 2010, we start filling this gap by combining historical narratives, social network...
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#1Tony Edwards (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 1
#2Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
Last. Johann Fortwengel ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 5
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While there is a growing literature concerned with multinational companies from emerging markets (EMNCs), it does not contain a robust conception of how institutions shape human resource (HR) practices in such firms. We contribute to filling this gap through developing a framework of how institutions create a range of constraints and opportunities for EMNCs. Specifically, our framework contains three key elements of how MNCs from emerging markets interact with institutions: EMNCs develop approac...
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#1Dorottya SallaiH-Index: 1
#2Gerhard SchnyderH-Index: 9
For several decades, the Business and Society literature has mainly focused on the retreat of the state from the economy in Western countries since the 1980s. As a result, the “return of the state” as an economic actor, especially in emerging markets, has left scholars without the necessary tools to capture this trend of the “politicization of the economic.” Thus, we argue that current conceptualizations of state-dominated systems as “authoritarian capitalism” too easily lump together countries ...
#1Dorottya SallaiH-Index: 1
#2Gerhard SchnyderH-Index: 9
Recent corporate political activities (CPA) studies applying the “fit paradigm” found that foreign subsidiaries’ political capabilities in emerging markets are shaped not just by host country- but also by home country institutions: Subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) need to develop CPA that “fit” parent political capabilities. Yet, this literature neglects that this “organizational fit” requirement goes together with an “institutional fit” requirement between subsidiary CPA and the...
#1Joel Bothello (Concordia University)H-Index: 4
#2Robert S. Nason (Concordia University)H-Index: 11
Last. Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
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In this essay, we critique the usage of the term ‘institutional void’ to characterize non-Western contexts in organizational studies. We explore how ‘conceptual stretching’ of institutional voids –...
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#1Gerhard Schnyder (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 9
#2Mathias M. Siems (Durham University)H-Index: 16
Last. Ruth V. Aguilera (Ramon Llull University)H-Index: 35
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This ‘state of the art’ essay provides a comprehensive discussion of the Law and Finance School (LFS) literature. We show that the first two decades of the LFS have focused on empirically investigating the question ‘does law matter?’ Yet, despite the centrality of law to the LFS, it is based on an incoherent theory of law, which leads to shortcomings in the conceptualization and empirical testing of its hypotheses. We also observe that, rather than addressing this deficiency, the LFS has moved i...
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