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Multinational and transnational organisations: The role of globalizing actors

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posted on 12.03.2019 by Philipp Kern, Phil Almond, Tony Edwards, Olga Tregaskis
MNCs are important players in the diffusion of management ideas, knowledge and norms across borders because of pressures to standardize practices as much as possible, while adapting to local differences as much as necessary. The international management literature increasingly highlights the important role of individuals within those MNCs in cross-border norm diffusion, but we still lack an integrated approach to these ‘globalizing actors’ and their activities. We discuss international management research related to knowledge transfer in MNCs, international assignments and global elites and consider its contributions and limitations in terms of aiding our understanding of globalizing actors in relation to management ideas. Arguing that this work holds important insights, but says little about how actors mobilize their skills and resources to navigate complex environments, we draw on a more diverse range of research to bring context and person back into focus.

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  • Loughborough University London

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The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas

Pages

177-194

Citation

KERN, P. ... et al, 2019. Multinational and transnational organisations: The role of globalizing actors. IN: Sturdy, A. ... et al (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.177-194.

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Oxford University Press

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is a draft of a chapter that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the book Sturdy, A. ... et al (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas published in 2019

Publication date

2019-04-03

ISBN

9780198794219

Language

en

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