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Subsidiary capability upgrading under emerging market acquirers

He, S., Khan, Z. and Shenkar, O. (2017) Subsidiary capability upgrading under emerging market acquirers. Journal of World Business. 53(2) 1090-9516.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This article leverages a case study of a recent Chinese acquisition in the United Kingdom to explore the upgrading of capabilities in the subsidiaries in developed countries acquired by emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs). The seemingly implausible upgrading phenomenon is explained by the EMNEs’ complementary assets, their GVC lead firm positions and the unique power relationship between the acquirer and acquired firms, which enables the EMNEs to ‘impel’ upgrading and encourage ‘co-learning’ in their acquired subsidiaries. The contributions to the literature on EMNEs, global value chains, and organizational learning are outlined and discussed.
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, Emerging economy multinational enterprises, acquisition, learning, subsidiary, upgrading
Creators: He, Shaowei, Khan, Zaheer and Shenkar, Oded
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Research Centres > China and Emerging Economies Centre

Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: 7 December 2017
Date Type: Published Online
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of World Business
Volume: 53
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 1090-9516
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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