Environmental innovation in foreign subsidiaries: the role of home-ecological institutions, subsidiary establishment mode and post-establishment experience

Konara, Palitha, Lopez, Carmen and Shirodkar, Vikrant (2021) Environmental innovation in foreign subsidiaries: the role of home-ecological institutions, subsidiary establishment mode and post-establishment experience. Journal of World Business, 56 (6). a101261 1-16. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

In this study, we argue that foreign subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) vary in terms of their engagement in environmental innovation depending on the strength of the MNE's home-ecological institutions. We also propose that the manifestation of this home-institutional effect varies depending on the choice of the subsidiary establishment mode (acquisition vs. greenfield) and over time based on the subsidiaries’ host experience. We test our hypotheses using a sample of foreign subsidiaries in Spain over the period 2003–2015. Our results support the home-institutional effect on subsidiary-level environmental innovation as well as the moderating effects of the subsidiary establishment mode and host experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: environmental innovation, regulatory institutions, multinational enterprises, institutional theory, establishment mode
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
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Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 07:21
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 12:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/101185

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