Expatriate utilization, subsidiary knowledge creation and performance: the moderating role of subsidiary strategic context

Kawai, Norifumi and Chung, Chul (2019) Expatriate utilization, subsidiary knowledge creation and performance: the moderating role of subsidiary strategic context. Journal of World Business, 54 (1). pp. 24-36. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

Little research examines the mechanisms for the relationship between expatriate utilization and subsidiary performance. Building on the knowledge-based view of the firm, we propose a multi-stage mediation model to explain how expatriate staffing promotes subsidiary financial performance. Our results underscore that expatriate utilization has an indirect, mediated effect on subsidiary financial performance through its links with subsidiaries’ knowledge creation and product performance. Adopting a moderated mediation approach, we also find that the indirect relationship between expatriate utilization and subsidiary product performance via subsidiary knowledge creation is strengthened by the context of transnational strategy as a moderating contingency.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2020 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79465

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