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Expatriates, subsidiary autonomy and the overseas subsidiary performance of MNEs from an emerging economy

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posted on 13.10.2016, 08:28 by Fang Tao, Xiaohui Liu, Lan Gao, Enjun Xia
Despite a growing body of research on the role of expatriates in subsidiary performance, the mechanisms through which expatriates affect subsidiary performance are still the subject of debate. Drawing on the resource dependence theory, we examine the indirect effect of expatriates on subsidiary performance via subsidiary autonomy based on a sample of Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs). The findings show that an increase in expatriates reduces the level of subsidiary autonomy and thus negatively affects subsidiary performance. We also find that the institutional quality of host countries reinforces the negative impact of expatriates on subsidiary autonomy, but reduces the importance of the latter on subsidiary performance.

Funding

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 71572150)

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

The International Journal of Human Resource Management

Citation

TAO, F. ... et al, 2018. Expatriates, subsidiary autonomy and the overseas subsidiary performance of MNEs from an emerging economy. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 29(11), pp. 1799-1826.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

11/07/2016

Publication date

2018

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of Human Resource Management on 20 Feb 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1284883

ISSN

0958-5192

eISSN

1466-4399

Language

en

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