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Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory : Post Millennium Perspectives

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Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory : Post Millennium Perspectives
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Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory
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Post Millennium Perspectives
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This volume covers a range of on-going and newly emerging debates in the study of multinational companies (MNCs). A key aim is to consolidate and make available in one place new conceptual, methodological and critical MNC research
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Research in the Sociology of Organizations
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v.49
Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory : Post Millennium Perspectives
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Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory : Post Millennium Perspectives
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  • Cover -- Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory: Post Millennium Perspectives -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Advisory Board -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- References -- Part I Setting the Scene -- Multinational Corporations and Organization Theory: An Introduction to Post-Millennium Perspectives -- Abstract -- Setting the Scene: An Illustrative Case Example -- Previous Studies -- Developments in the World of the MNC -- Theoretical Developments in IB -- Theoretical Developments in OT -- Overview of the Volume -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- The East India Company: The First Modern Multinational? -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The East India Company -- Foundations -- Competition and Containment -- Alliances -- Strategy and Public Policy -- The East India Company and Its Shifting Mandate -- Changing Contexts -- Power, Legitimacy, Resources and Centrality in the East India Company's Strategy -- Exploiting New Business Opportunities -- Comparative Political Advantage -- Comparative Military Advantage -- Comparative Efficiency Advantage -- Comparative Institutional Advantage -- The End of the East India Company -- What Can We Learn from the East India Company about MNCs? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part II Further Development of Established Debates -- The Role of Headquarters in the Contemporary MNC: A Contingency Model -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Established Literature on MNC Organizational Design -- HQ-Subsidiary Relationship Literature -- Subsidiary-Level, Network Perspective Literature -- Recent Literature on the Role of HQ in the Contemporary MNC -- A Proposed Framework for Understanding the Role of HQ in Contemporary MNCs -- Conclusion -- References
  • Between Local Mooring and Global Orientation: A Neo-Institutional Theory Perspective on the Contemporary Multinational Corporation{u2606} -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Taking the Organization Seriously -- Problematizing the MNC as Analytical Category -- The Globally Oriented Organization: A Proposed Re-Conceptualization -- Taking Neo-Institutional Analysis Seriously -- Shortcomings of Previous Applications of Neo-Institutional Theory -- Toward an Informed Neo-Institutional Analysis -- Future Research Agenda -- References -- What the Shared Industry and Country of Origin Bring: Analogous Sequences in the Internationalization of Finnish Paper MNCs -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Interplay between Country-of-Origin and Sectoral Effects on MNCs -- Research Object and Method -- Research Design -- Data Collection -- Analysis -- Main Characteristics of the Internationalization Process of the Finnish Paper Companies, 1993-2008 -- The Interaction between MNCs and Their External Constituents as a Source of Cross-Organizational Conformity -- The Early Internationalization -- Large-Scale Mergers and Acquisitions -- Raw Material-Based Overseas Ventures -- Shutdowns at Home -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Altered States of Consciousness: MNCS and Ethnographic Studies -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Literature Review: Anthropology in Multinational Corporations -- The Situation of Ethnography in MNCs -- Ethnography and Micropolitics -- Ethnography and Complex Social Processes -- Complex Connections: The Case of BMW Plant Oxford -- Methodology -- The Organisation: BMW Plant Oxford -- The Complex Organisation: Power, Context and Native Categories at BMW Plant Oxford -- Knowledge Is Power: Power Networks among the Workers -- Resistance by Managers -- Connections the Plant Had with the Wider Group -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Research Implications
  • Methodological Implications -- Implications for Practice -- Areas for Further Development -- Conclusions -- References -- Part III New Conceptual and Methodological Approaches in the Study of the Mnc -- Language as a Meeting Ground for Research on the MNC and Organization Theory -- Abstract -- Introduction -- What's in a Name? Developing a Common Terminology -- MNC Design and the Changing Nature of Communications across Borders -- The Hub-and-Spoke Model -- The Network Model with National Subsidiaries -- The Network Model with Subnational Units -- Language in Japanese MNCs -- Organization Theory Perspectives on Language in the MNC -- The Role of Language in MNC Architecture and Design -- Language and the Social Construction of Identity and Meaning -- The Role of Language in Power and Politics of the MNC -- Conclusion and Future Directions -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Headquarter-Subsidiary Relations in the Multinational Corporation as a Discursive Struggle -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Theoretical Background -- HQ-Subsidiary Relations Research -- HQ-Subsidiary Relations as a Discursive Struggle -- Methodology -- Research Design and Data Collection -- Data Analysis -- HQ-Subsidiary Relations as a Discursive Struggle -- Case Narrative: Developing Investment Project Competence in China -- HQ-Subsidiary Relations as a Discursive Struggle {u2026} -- {u2026} Over Decisions and Actions Using Rationalistic Discourses -- {u2026} Over Power Relations Using Control and Autonomy Discourses -- {u2026} Over Worldviews Using Cultural (Pre)Conceptions -- Epilogue: Searching for a Balanced Way or Why the Struggle Is Likely to Linger on {u2026} -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Applying Critical Realism to the MNC: Exploring New Realities in Staffing and Expatriation -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Mainstream Approaches to MNCs and International Staffing
  • Critical Realism -- New Realities in Staffing and Expatriation - Two Illustrative Cases -- Constituting a New Status Divide in the Workforce within the MNC -- Rethinking the Role of Expatriates from an Emerging Economy - The Chinese MNC -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships from a Convention Theory Perspective: Plural Orders of Worth, Arrangements and Form-Giving Activities -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Dominant Approaches to HQ-Subsidiary Relationships -- A Convention Theory Perspective for Studying Conflict Dynamics -- Background and Key Concepts -- A Convention Theory Framework for Organizational Settings -- Contributions of Convention Theory for HQ-Subsidiary Analysis -- Orders of Worth and Conflicts in MNCs -- Arrangement Types and Stability -- Influencing Arrangements through Form-Giving Activities -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- The Multinational Corporation as a Playing Field of Power: A Bourdieusian Approach -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Theoretical Perspectives on the Study of MNCs -- Politics and Power in MNCS -- Games and Power Games -- Micro-Political Approaches to MNCs -- MNCs and the Notion of the Institutional Field -- Bourdieu's Theory of Practice and the Concept of Game -- A Bourdieusian Perspective on MNCs -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgement -- References -- Part IV The Contemporary Mnc: an Internally and Externally Politicized Organization -- Gendering the MNC -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Gender and the MNC: Bridging Cultures, Institutional Systems, and Power Relations -- The "Women in Organizations" Approach and the Case of Women Expats: A Brief Review -- Home-Country Supply Side Explanations -- Host Countries' Demand Side Explanations -- The MNC as Gendered and Gendering Organization (GO) -- The MNC and Gendered Division of Labor
  • Gendering MNCs' Symbols and Images -- Gendered Everyday Interactions in the MNC -- Constructing Masculinity and Femininity in a Transnational Context -- Rethinking Internationalization as Gendered and Gendering -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- MNCs and Politicization from Outside -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Political Role of the Firm and the Politicization of MNCs -- Studying Contentious Interactions in Transnational Industry Fields -- Actors of Politicization Transnational Activist Networks -- Structuration of the Field -- Recurrent Episodes of Contention and Waves of Politicization and Depoliticization -- Data and Case Selection -- Different Path to the Politicization from Outside: Comparing the Toy and Athletic Footwear Industry -- The Toy Industry -- Athletic Footwear -- Conclusion and Comparative Results -- Notes -- References -- The Dark Side of MNCs -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Origins and Growth of the Multinational Corporation -- Contemporary MNC Activity on the Dark Side -- Exploring the Legitimacy of MNCs - A Taxonomy of Inquiry -- Exploring Future Outcomes and Stakeholder Impacts -- Responding to the Dark Activities of MNCs - From Observation to Activism -- Note -- References -- Private Governance as Regulatory Substitute or Complement? A Comparative Institutional Approach to CSR Adoption by Multinational Corporations{u2606} -- Abstract -- Introduction -- MNCs and CSR - International Business Perspectives -- CSR as Stakeholder Management -- CSR and Institutions -- A Comparative Institutional Approach to MNC CSR Adoption -- CSR as Institutional Substitute or Complement: The Home Country Perspective -- CSR as Institutional Substitute or Complement: The Host Country Perspective -- Data and Methods -- Sample -- Dependent Variable -- Independent Variables -- Control Variables -- Results -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Note
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