Andreas Schotter

Andreas Schotter
The University of Western Ontario | UWO · www.andreasschotter.com

Ph.D.

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The fundamental standstill of global business travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic has—at least for the time being—physically immobilized the most effective vehicle for collaboration in multinational enterprises (MNE), the global boundary spanner (e.g. Schotter, Mudambi, Doz, & Gaur, 2017). The objective of this article is to provide a critical pers...
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Over the past two decades, a growing body of research on human resource management (HRM) has analyzed the relationship between international HRM and institutions. This work has primarily been informed by two leading streams of theory—organizational institutionalism and comparative institutionalism. However, these two dominant streams have seen much...
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Much of the rising international connectedness of city-regions has developed from MNEs replacing local connections with (superior) international ones. This often creates local disconnectedness that energizes the current populist backlash against MNE activities. We develop approaches to new IB theory, addressing the interdependencies of MNEs and cit...
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Research summary Digitalization has enabled firms with so‐called platform business models to emerge in many sectors of the economy. By facilitating transactions between different groups of users (e.g., buyers and sellers), platform firms are disrupting industries around the world. However, little is known about the international strategies of platf...
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We show how the initial subnational entry location of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China influences their subsequent within-country location choices and expansion speed. We distinguish between MNEs that establish their first subsidiary in co-ethnic cores – dense agglomerations of other firms from the same country of origin – and MNEs...
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We respond to calls for advances in the contextualization of international business (IB) research by introducing interactive visualization as a methodology for generating contextual insights during the exploratory phases of IB research projects. We suggest that applying interactive visualization early on improves contextualization by means of simul...
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The rapid development of emerging market firms and their foray into global value chains has attracted significant attention. In this perspectives paper, we draw on case studies from the automotive industries in India and China, to describe the coevolution of domestic firms and advanced economy multinational enterprises (AMNE) entrants. We first sho...
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This research examines region-bound headquarters disaggregation in multinational enterprises (MNEs). We link the formation of regional management centers—both dedicated regional headquarters (RHQs) and regional management mandates (RMMs) granted to operating subsidiaries—to the complexity argument underlying organizational information processing th...
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Prior research into the effects of cultural differences between MNE home and host countries on expatriate staffing decisions in foreign subsidiaries has produced a large number of conflicting findings. We address some of these conflicting findings and aim to advance theory in two ways. First, we draw on transaction cost economics to explain why and...
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Global organizations are inherently complex. The spatial dispersion of activities results in organizational subunits becoming embedded in local host-country contexts that differ from their parents’ home country contexts. These subunits are also embedded in their parents’ corporate networks, causing them to differ from their locally embedded peers....
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In multinational enterprises (MNEs), regional management centres (RMCs) most frequently take the form of either dedicated regional headquarters (RHQs) or regional management mandates (RMMs) assigned to operating subsidiaries. We identify a series of critical differences in characteristics and performance between RHQs and RMMs, using a longitudinal...
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Prior research on the relationship between cultural distance and control (specifically: expatriate deployment) has produced inconsistent findings. We attend to this by comparing some of the conflicting findings and juxtaposing the recently introduced cultural tightness-looseness concept with the dominant pre-existing cultural distance measure. By u...
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An emerging body of research in international business examines firm response to challenging environments involving disasters, conflict and crime. This work has two salient characteristics: (a) a focus on multinational enterprise (MNE) reaction to risk that encompasses potential loss of human life, including that of MNEs’ employees; and (b) a parti...
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In today’s interconnected world, there is ever greater need for developing new ways of coordinating, organizing, and reconfiguring of organizational structures and routines across inter and intra-organizational boundaries. Consequently, the boundary spanning function has become critical in global organizations. Despite its importance, there is limi...
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Multinational corporations can't afford to stay away from China. But to remain competitive they must develop mechanisms that allow them to minimize the risk of losing critical know-how.
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This study investigates the widely overlooked phenomenon of multinational enterprise (MNE) location avoidance, utilizing a multi-method research design and data on 131 foreign investment locations. It complements economic-choice-based location research by adding contextual dimensions at the country level that matter to managers personally, and affe...
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Until recently, corporations have taken mostly reactive positions on climate change by applying mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to imminent political or actual physical risks to their businesses. Few corporations have taken a proactive, opportunity-seeking strategic approach to improve competitiveness over and above the mitigation...
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The global economic crises that began in 2008 had profound effects on the supply chains of many multinational firms across all industries including altering some fundamental supply chain characteristics. This study discusses the effects of the crises on lower‐level supply chain members in the context of the textile and garment industry in emerging...
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Favors are a medium of exchange for social capital. Social capital creates social, political, and economic benefits for individuals, organizations, communities, and societies around the world. Favors promote cooperation between individuals and are used to bond individual actors with other individuals, groups, communities, and institutions. Favors a...
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This study investigates the widely overlooked phenomenon of multinational enterprise (MNE) location avoidance, utilizing a multi-method research design and data on 131 foreign investment locations. It complements economic-choice-based location research by adding contextual dimensions at the country level that matter to managers personally, and affe...
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While scholarly attention to the role played by diasporans in facilitating cross-country trade has recently increased, the implicitness of this phenomenon has prevented many researchers from examining empirically how these processes actually work. Unlike previous studies that focus on diasporans from specific countries of origin, we take a differen...
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Today's business organizations, especially large ones, are complex places; difficult to manage and to control. Much of this complexity is self-induced and too much of the management of these organizations is done on an ad hoc basis. Different reporting, control and management systems are used in different parts of the company and often these are in...
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Increasing societal expectations regarding responsible business conduct as well as an increasingly fierce enforcement environment are placing integrity and compliance highly on the list of management priorities. However, although many companies are investing serious efforts into compliance programs and are increasing the headcount within their comp...
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Recent research suggests that both the scholarly and the managerial perspectives on intra-organizational conflict in multinational corporations (MNC) between headquarters (HQ) and their foreign subsidiaries have changed. Today, conflict is not necessarily regarded as dysfunctional or the result of inefficient global integration. Instead, conflict i...
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Drawing from institutional theory, we address the issues that headquarters of multinational corporations (MNCs) face when selecting local versus expatriate subsidiary general managers (GMs). Our analysis of 2,315 MNC subsidiaries in China shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) legitimacy is a reliable measure of institutional environment differ...
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Scholars have recently pointed out that intra-organizational conflict in multinational corporations (MNCs) between headquarters (HQ) and their foreign subsidiaries is not necessarily dysfunctional (Dörrenbächer and Geppert 2006; see also chapter by Blazejewski and Becker-Ritterspach in this volume) or a sign of unsuccessful global integration (Bouq...
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For Chiquita Brands International, a pioneer in the globalization of the banana industry, bananas are not only serious business, they represent an array of economic, social, environmental, political, and legal hassles. Since its founding more than a hundred years ago as United Fruit Company, Chiquita has been involved in paying bribes to Latin Amer...
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Purpose – Recent research on intra-organizational knowledge-transfer showed that new capability development within multinational corporations shifts from parent companies to foreign subsidiaries. This paper seeks to identify antecedents and barriers for reverse capability-transfer in multinational corporations. Design/methodology/approach – The pap...
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Ziel dieses Untersuchungsbereiches (UB1, vgl. Abbildung 2.1) ist es, mögliche volkswirtschaftliche, verkehrswirtschaftliche und insbesondere regionalwirtschaftliche Auswirkungen der MSB TRP auf die Anrainerregionen der geplanten Strecke Berlin-Schwerin-Hamburg zu ermitteln. Von besonderem Interesse für diese Studie ist die Frage, welchen zusätzlich...
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Für den Personenkreis, der sich — aus welchen Gründen auch immer — näher für die Magnetschwebetechnik interessiert, besteht die Möglichkeit, die Transrapid-Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE) zu besuchen und dort an einer Fahrt mit der Magnetschwebebahn teilzunehmen. Die Besucherkarte vermittelt folgende Informationen: Open image in new window
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Ausgehend vom BVWP `92 sowie einer Vielzahl von Studien und einer Reihe von Anhörungen vor dem Ausschuß für Verkehr (insbesondere am 18.05.94 und am 07.02.96) hat der Bundestag und der Bundesrat im Mai bzw. Juni 1996 beschlossen, die MSB TRP von Berlin nach Hamburg zu bauen. Dies geschah durch die Verabschiedung des Magnetschwebebahnbedarfsgesetzes...
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Die System-Innovation des Transrapid scheint soweit ausgereift und tritt in die Anwendungsphase. Mit der geplanten Errichtung und dem Betrieb des TRP-Systems auf der Strecke Berlin-Hamburg sind regionalökonomische und ökologische Wirkungen und Folgen zu erwarten, die bisher noch nicht umfassend analysiert wurden. Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert di...

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