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Drivers and obstacles for global IT in the embedded multinational: A multiple case study
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. (IEO)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7334-2480
Uppsala Universitet. (Företagsekonomiska Institutionen)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3322-437X
University of Richmond. (School of Business)
University of Richmond. (School of Business)
2011 (English)In: The impact of globalization on networks and relationship dynamics, Glasgow, 2011, 1-22 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Multinational companies (MNCs) have been actively pursuing globally integrated information technology (IT) as a mechanism for better coordination and control of business processes. This paper presents a multiple case study of five MNCs’ experiences with global IT initiatives and explores the drivers and obstacles they encountered.  We conceptualize the MNC as being embedded in internal and external business relationships. The analysis shows that the MNCs’ main motives for global IT can be found in the headquarter-subsidiary relationship where global IT enables the firm to obtain economies of scale and increased control which in turn enables the MNC to become international or global oriented. The external embeddedness, i.e. the subsidiary-partner relationships as well as other connected business relationships in the local business networks, is one of the major obstacles for global IT as it requires a level of adaptability not inherent in the context of global IT standards.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow, 2011. 1-22 p.
Keyword [en]
multinational company, information technology, headquarter control, business relationship, embeddedness, case study
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Organisations
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14907OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-14907DiVA: diva2:537782
Conference
27th International Marketing and Purchasing Conference, Glasgow from August 30 till September 3 2011
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-27 Last updated: 2014-01-10

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