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Benoit Decreton
Vienna University of Economics and Business
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#1Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
#2Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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How will digitalization influence the role of corporate headquarters (CHQs) and their relationships with their operating units? We recently asked 67 senior CHQ managers this question. The results suggest that CHQs expect to become more powerful and more involved in their operating units. These conclusions seem to be driven by perceptions that the ongoing digitalization will provide CHQ managers with more timely and better information. In this “Point of View,” we discuss the potential pitfalls of...
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#1Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
#2Phillip Christopher Nell (University of Vienna)H-Index: 14
Last.Diego Stea (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Headquarters of multinational corporations can be involved in their subsidiaries and help with the development and transfer of innovative ideas. However, headquarters involvement might not always be desired or needed, and it can thus be perceived as interference with local activities, potentially reducing local willingness to go the extra mile. We address the lack of knowledge about subsidiary manager behavior by answering the following question: How does headquarters involvement influe...
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#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
Last.Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
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#1Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
#2Henrik Dellestrand (Uppsala University)H-Index: 9
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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Abstract We investigate “dual headquarters involvement”, i.e., corporate and divisional headquarters’ simultaneous involvement in innovation development projects hosted by subsidiaries of multibusiness firms. Drawing on selective hierarchical involvement theory and the literature on subsidiary network embeddedness, we analyze 83 innovation projects in 22 multibusiness firms and find that the number of partners in the projects, rather than subsidiary intra- and inter-divisional embeddedness acts ...
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#1Phillip Christopher Nell (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 14
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
Last.Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
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#1Alison E. Holm (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 1
#2Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Patricia Klopf (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
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Research Summary How do subsidiary managers react when their headquarters' managers make requests that conflict with the local environment in which the subsidiary operates? Using data from a subsidiary based in Sub-Saharan Africa and headquartered in Europe, we show that subsidiary managers need more time than usually expected to react to headquarters' demands. Subsidiary managers sometimes postpone or test headquarters' demands before deciding how to respond to them. In addition, subsidiary man...
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#1Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Alison E. HolmH-Index: 1
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#1Phillip Christopher Nell (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 14
#2Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Björn Ambos (HSG: University of St. Gallen)H-Index: 22
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Abstract With this chapter, we seek to shed light on the question how headquarters (HQ) can cope with geographic distance and effectively transfer relevant knowledge to their subsidiaries. By constructing a mediating model, we aim at disentangling the effects of geographic distance on the relevance of HQ knowledge to their subsidiaries, via the creation of a shared context between HQ and their subsidiaries. We tested our hypotheses using partial least squares based structural equation modelling ...
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#1Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Diego SteaH-Index: 5
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