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Grazia D. Santangelo
Copenhagen Business School
69Publications
18H-index
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#1Grazia D. Santangelo (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 18
#2Henrik Dellestrand (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Ulf Andersson (MDH: Mälardalen University College)H-Index: 32
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Abstract We investigate institutional antecedents to subsidiary external embeddedness and relate regulation constraining competition in local service sectors to subsidiary embeddedness with local partners in complementary sectors. Combining research on business networks with arguments derived from transaction cost economics, we argue that subsidiary external embeddedness depends on the extent of transaction costs originating from small numbers bargaining, which regulatory competitive constraints...
#1Daniela Maggioni (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)H-Index: 10
#2Grazia D. Santangelo (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 18
Last.Seda Koymen-Ozer (Başkent University)
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We investigate the role of local labor standards on MNEs’ location decisions across different sectors and sub-national regions within a developing country. We suggest that foreign investors adopt selective location strategies in connection with specific labor standards as a result of reputational and operating considerations. Foreign firms in more hazardous sectors prefer locations with higher occupational health and safety standards because they are more exposed to reputational risks. Those in ...
#1Larissa Rabbiosi (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 9
#2Grazia D. Santangelo (University of Catania)H-Index: 18
Abstract Multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in more corrupt host (than home) countries face actual costs related to processing information for decision-making, and lack of local legitimacy, and potential reputation and legal costs in case of corruption scandals. Drawing on the organizational perspective of corruption, we argue that greater subsidiary autonomy helps minimize these costs. However, headquarter (HQ)–subsidiary communication weakens the autonomy-based advantages for minimizin...
#1Florian Wettstein (HSG: University of St. Gallen)H-Index: 11
#2Elisa Giuliani (UniPi: University of Pisa)H-Index: 22
Last.Günter K. Stahl (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 29
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The discussion on business responsibilities for human rights is thriving – although, surprisingly, predominantly outside of the International Business (IB) field. This article introduces business and human rights (BHR) as a research area with great potential for IB scholars. IB scholarship has much to offer when it comes to better understanding the relation between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and human rights. BHR, on the other hand, is a field that can no longer be ignored by IB research i...
#1Grazia D. Santangelo (University of Catania)H-Index: 18
#2Tamara Stucchi (University of Catania)H-Index: 1
Abstract We introduce the notion of exaptation to internationalization theory, a process in which a capability is re-used for a purpose and in a context different than its historical purpose and context. Specifically, we examine which domestic capabilities may be redeployed when organizations engage in cross-border M&As for the first time. We suggest that organizations exapt (re-use) coordination and control capabilities, initially developed to manage domestic geographical dispersion, to acquire...
#1Dana Minbaeva (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 17
#2Grazia D. Santangelo (University of Catania)H-Index: 18
Research summary We examine the conditions under which boundary spanners positively contribute to intra-MNC knowledge sharing. Specifically, we argue that the knowledge sharing behavior of boundary spanners should not be taken for granted, as it is affected by the individual's motivation to share knowledge and contingent upon the immediate organizational context in which the individual is located. An analysis of data covering 482 individuals located in different business units of a Danish MNC co...
#1Ram Mudambi (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 42
#2Rajneesh Narula (University of Reading)H-Index: 37
Last.Grazia D. Santangelo (University of Catania)H-Index: 18
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The distribution of creative economic activity over space has been viewed from three distinct perspectives: International business focuses on the multinational enterprise and the location of activities across national borders; economic geography studies the characteristics of the location site; and innovation scholars are mainly concerned with the technologies and knowledge that arises from the interaction of location and the creativity of actors. All these communities have drawn attention to co...
#2Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 14
Last.Grazia D. SantangeloH-Index: 18
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Abstract We investigate the influence of FDI in land in agriculture in developing countries, a phenomenon also known as land grabbing, on host country food security, and suggest a differential impact depending on the investor’s country of origin. FDI in land by developed-country investors positively influence food security by expanding land used for crop production because of home institutional pressure for human rights respect and responsible farmland conduct, in addition to positive spillovers...
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