Initiatives by Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations

An Empirical Study on the Influence of Subsidiary Role Context

  • Lars R.┬áDzedek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Lars R. Dzedek
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  3. Lars R. Dzedek
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  4. Lars R. Dzedek
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  5. Lars R. Dzedek
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  6. Lars R. Dzedek
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 527-589

About this book


In the field of international business, it is increasingly recognized that Multinational Corporations (MNCs) can no longer rely on headquarters as the single source of competitive advantage. Therefore, growing interest centers on decentralized entrepreneurial initiatives that originate in their network of foreign subsidiaries. Based on an extensive review of literature, Lars R. Dzedek develops a comprehensive framework to help explain how the setting in which a foreign subsidiary operates impacts its entrepreneurial initiatives and outcomes. The author conducts an empirical investigation in 14 foreign units of two large MNCs and offers detailed case studies with rich insights into entrepreneurial subsidiary activities.

  • Critical Review of the Literature on Subsidiary Initiatives
  • Framework for Role-Specific Subsidiary Initiative-Taking
  • Empirical Study and Findings from Two Multinational Corporations
  • Implications for International Business Research and Management Practice 
Target Groups
  • Researchers and students in the field of international management, entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Managers in Multinational Corporations
The Author
Dr. Lars R. Dzedek finished his doctorate at ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin, Chair of International Management and Strategic Management. He now leads the regional office of an internal management consulting firm of a large Multinational Corporation.


Subsidiary Initiative Subsidiary Entrepreneurship Subsidiary Innovation Subsidiary Role Resource-based View Entrepreneurial process perspective Headquarters-subsidiary relationship

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars R.┬áDzedek
    • 1
  1. 1.Fort LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-20949-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-20950-6
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Finance, Business & Banking