Multinational Corporate Evolution and Subsidiary Development

  • Julian Birkinshaw
  • Neil Hood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Julian Birkinshaw, Neil Hood
      Pages 1-19
  3. Corporate Strategy and Subsidiary Development

  4. Centres of Excellence in Multinational Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Mats Forsgren, Torben Pedersen
      Pages 141-161
    3. Luciano Fratocchi, Ulf Holm
      Pages 189-209
  5. Corporate Process and Subsidiary Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. William G. Egelhoff, Liam Gorman, Stephen McCormick
      Pages 213-238
    3. Schon Beechler, Allan Bird, Sully Taylor
      Pages 333-366
    4. Julian Birkinshaw, Neil Hood
      Pages 367-379
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-392

About this book


This book is one of the first to specifically address the subsidiary development process - a phenomenon by which multinational company subsidiaries enhance their resources and capabilities. It shows how this process is integral to multinational corporate evolution, which is largely driven by changes in subsidiaries and their development. It also illustrates how the recent trend towards greater international dispersal of value-adding activities has impacted on this process and on multinational evolution as a whole.


business organization organizations strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Birkinshaw
    • 1
  • Neil Hood
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeUK

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