The Strategic Development of Multinationals

Subsidiaries and Innovation

  • Marina Papanastassiou
  • Robert Pearce

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert Pearce, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 1-20
  3. Marina Papanastassiou, Robert Pearce, Fragkiskos Filippaios
    Pages 43-56
  4. Dimitris Manolopoulos, Marina Papanastassiou, Robert Pearce
    Pages 57-77
  5. Dimitra Dimitropoulou, Robert Pearce, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 78-97
  6. Robert Pearce, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 138-162
  7. Robert Pearce, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 163-185
  8. Marina Papanastassiou, Robert Pearce
    Pages 186-203
  9. Marina Papanastassiou, Robert Pearce, George Anastassopoulos
    Pages 204-215
  10. Robert Pearce, Marina Papanastassiou
    Pages 216-229
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 230-250

About this book


The chapters in this book provide detailed analyses of a range of issues that feed into an overview of the strategic development of the MNE over the past 40 years. This modeled as the evolution of the MNE from a multidomestic hierarchy to a network hierarchy to the contemporary strategic diversity of the heterarchy. The extensive range of empirical and conceptual analysis covers the strategic roles and competitive evolution of subsidiaries; the positioning of R&D labs of MNEs; how MNEs' R&D and product development programmes relate to, and affect the performance of, countries' national systems of innovation; the ways in which dispersed subsidiaries and labs now work to support both the effective use of current competitive technologies and the generation of new sources of competitiveness for global firms. An underlying theme of the book, that is also developed conceptually, is how the global operations of MNEs involve selective involvement with national economies and the implications of this for globalization and economic development.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Marina Papanastassiou
    • 1
  • Robert Pearce
    • 2
  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
  2. 2.University of ReadingUK

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