Sub-theme 11: (SWG) Change in Multinational Firms: Expatriate Managers, Institutions and Sector Specific Issues

Mike Geppert, University of Surrey Business School, UK
Ursula Mense-Petermann, University of Bielefed, Germany
Kathleen Park, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Agency, Sector-specificity and Governance in MNCs
Chair: Mike Geppert, Ulla Mense-Petermann and Kathleen MarshallPark
Graham Hollinshead, Jane Hardy and Francesca Gagliardi
The tortuous ascent of global value chains – The case of pharmaceutical R&D China
Nelson Thomaz, Edson Keyso de Miranda Kubo and Laércio Baptista da Silva
Reflections on corporate governance configuration in Brazilian multinational companies
Arash Amirkhany and Pouya Seifzadeh
Corruption, institutional restrictiveness, and mode of entry
Discussant: Karen Williams
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Institutions and Political Issues in MNCs
Chair: Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Qihai Huang and Jos Gamble
Chinese employees' experience of working in UK and Japanese retail sector MNCs: Searching for the imprint of country of origin
Ursula Mense-Petermann and Kathleen Park
Global integration and knowledge exchange in MNCs: Expatriate managers as boundary spanners and problem solvers
Discussant: Susanne Blazejewski
Session III: Thursday, July 04, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: The Role of Agency in MNCs in Relation to Employment and Industrial Relations - Room: Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, Granby
Chair: Susanne Blazejewski
Mike Geppert, Karen Williams and Michael Wortmann
Patterns of employee relations governance and social agency in the European food retail sector: Partnership in the UK food retail industry
Andreas Kornelakis
Plus ça change? Supranational regulation, market competition and institutional change in the employment system of the Greek telecommunications sector
Florian Becker-Ritterspach, Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Mike Geppert and Knut Lange
Organizational responses to multiple institutional demands in the European airline industry
Discussant: Graham Hollinshead
Parallel Stream B: MNCs' Subsidiaries and Host Country Context - Room: Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Chair: Ursula Mense-Petermann
Johannes Meuer, Marlies Kluike, Uschi Backes-Gellner and Kerstin Pull
'Sending the troops' or 'Staying home alone' - Expatriates in the adaptation of employment modes to market economies
Anthony Fee, Anthony Fee and Susan McGrath-Champ
Expatriate management in hazardous industries: A study of emergency evacuation policy and practice
Discussant: Nathalie Beloste
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Agency in MNCs in Relation to Global, Home and Host Country Institutional Influences
Chair: Mike Geppert
Jon E.B. Lervik and Ayse Saka-Helmhout
Subsidiary initiative in ship engineering: The institutional-embeddedness perspective
Ola Bergström
Over troubled waters: Translating workforce reduction policies in a Swedish MNC
Discussant: Kathleen Park
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Successful Expatriation? Variables for Failure and Success in International Assignments
Chair: Ursula Mense-Petermann
Racheli Gabel-Shemueli, Simon Dolan and S. Kubra Canhilal
Antecedent factors contributing to success in international assignments
Nathalie Belhoste
Cross-cultural efforts in international assignments: Learning and commitment in the study of French expatriates and their collaborators in India
Kadire Zeynep Sayim and Deniz Tunçalp
Role of socialisation on adjustment to international assignments: Diplomats as 'non-standard' expatriates
Eve Lamargot
The tour manager: An unexpected journey. Building adaptive capacity by juggling performance management practices: The case of a Montreal-based entertainment multinational company
Discussant: Eric Davoine
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Home and Host Country Effects on Expatriation
Chair: Kathleen Marshall Park
Almina Bešić and Christian Hirt
Can expatriates of host-country origin meet the challenges in South-Eastern Europe? An analysis of Austrian multinationals
Jutta Becker-Ritterspach and Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Divergent patterns of institutional entrepreneurship of MNCs in emerging economies
Eric Davoine, Claudio Ravasi and Xavier Salamin
The challenge of dual career expatriate management in a specific host national environment: An exploratory study of expatriate and spouse adjustment in Switzerland based MNCs
Discussant: Pouya Seifzadeh
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, Decelles, 3rd floor, Section Sud, L'Oréal Canada
Expatriate Roles in Industry and Economic Context
Chair: Ursula Mense-Petermann, Kathleen Marshall Park and Mike Geppert
Ilro Lee, David Cheng and Karyn Wang
Network building and the performance of subsidiary managers
Junchen Yan and Christoph Seidel
Host country nationals in multinational companies: An approach for local sensitivity
Discussant: Florian Becker-Ritterspach