Changing Faces of MNCs in China: Subsidiary Strategy in Corporate Strategic Reorientation

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This study reveals subsidiary’s perspective on the implication of China’s transition to MNCs in China. Drawing upon the literature in subsidiary strategy (Birkinshaw and Hood, 1998), MNCs as federal networks (Anderson, et al., 2007) and commodity chain analysis (Gerrefi, 1999), the study explores the emergent subsidiary strategy under corporate level strategic reorientation in China. By locating the study in the scenario of corporate strategic changes, the study depicts a portfolio of strategy undertaken by the Chinese subsidiaries to move away from low-cost production base. The empirical evidence has been collected through four intensive case studies of Japanese MNCs in China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Inward and Outward FDI
Subtitle of host publicationNew Challenges in the Global Economy
EditorsClaes-Göran Alvstam , Harald Dolles, Patrik Strom
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9781137312204
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Publication series

NameThe Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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