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Socio-political processes in international management in post-socialist contexts: Knowledge, learning and transnational institution building

Clark, E and Geppert, M (2006) Socio-political processes in international management in post-socialist contexts: Knowledge, learning and transnational institution building Journal of International Management, 12 (3). 340 - 357. ISSN 1075-4253

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the recent debates and emerging concepts in the international business literature by applying a social–institutionalist perspective that focuses on the processes of institutionbuilding in ventures between Western multinational corporations and post-socialist enterprises. It is argued that the knowledge and learningprocesses within these transnational sites are constitutive of the actual management and organizational practices that emerge in these social microcosms of transformation. In transition and other emerging economic contexts, international ventures are typically based on asymmetrical relationships, in which the balance of power is structurally weighted in favor of the MNC. Notwithstanding this dominance structure, constructing new practices within the transnational social space is a socio-politicalprocess involving power-holders such as senior managers representing the Western MNC and the local enterprise. The paper argues that the strategic orientations of these key power-holders are critical variables in explaining the diversity of concrete patterns of institution building on transnational sites.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of International Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of International Management, 12(3), September 2006, DOI 10.1016/j.intman.2006.06.004.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/232481

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