Regional Success Factor Model

  • Patrick Heinecke
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


As we have previously illustrated, in the theoretical foundation of this work, the regional competitiveness of MNCs is influenced by the regional environment-strategy-structure relationship. As illustrated in Fig. 2.5, this consists of the strategic decision-making of regional management and of the regional products/services resulting from the development of FSAs according to the demands of the regional environment. These region-bound company strengths are factors of regional management and regional product/service configurations that: “[…] can contribute to survival, profitability, and growth beyond the geographic scope of a single nation […]” (Rugman 2005b: 50). This relationship of the organizational and strategic effectiveness of MNCs with their regional corporate success has been described to be contingent on contextual influences. More specifically, the regional success factors of MNCs – given by appropriate degrees of managerial decision-making autonomy and regional product/service adaptation – are highly internally contingent upon their regional orientation and highly externally contingent upon the inter-regional distance they face.


Regional Management Manifest Variable Regional Success Regional Orientation Regional Strategy Development 
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  • Patrick Heinecke
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