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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author De Carcenac, Genevieve
URN etd-06092011-081813
Document Title Weight versus voice : how foreign subsidiaries gain attention from corporate headquarters in emerging markets
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof A Wocke Supervisor
Keywords
  • emerging markets
  • attention seeking behaviour
  • multinational companies
Date 2011-03-03
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The research problem of this project is to investigate if, and how, Birkinshaw and Bouquet‟s model of subsidiary attention seeking by means of weight and voice needs to be modified for MNC subsidiaries operating in emerging markets. The qualitative research technique used for this research was the multiple-case study method. Key findings are that weight is moderated by institutional environments and voice by national culture in emerging markets. Recommendations are made to assist managers of subsidiaries in increasing weight and voice in emerging markets in order to gain more attention from Corporate Headquarters.

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De Carcenac, G 2010, Weight versus voice : how foreign subsidiaries gain attention from corporate headquarters in emerging markets, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06092011-081813/

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