Sub-theme 11: (SWG) What's Up in the Contemporary MNC: New Research Perspectives

Christoph Dörrenbächer, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
Florian Becker-Ritterspach, German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt
Susanne Blazejewski, Alanus University, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-02
Global and Local Managerial Elites in MNCs
Chair: Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Christoph Dörrenbächer and Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Managerial control in the multinational enterprise: A 'global elite' perspective
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mike Geppert
Anna Spiegel, Ursula Mense-Petermann and Kathleen Park
Global mobility policies, social positioning and the boundary spanning work of expatriate managers
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kees van Veen
Kees Van Veen
Two steps forward, one step back? How the global financial elite survived the financial crisis
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Susanne Blazejewski
Irene Skovgaard-Smith and Flemming Poulfelt
The non-nationals: The emergence of a transnational elite in and around foreign-based headquarters of MNCs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christoph Dörrenbächer
Kathleen Park
Managerial and MNC elites in the GCC: Power, privilege, choice and control in international acquisitions from the Arabian Gulf
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-02
Internationalization Strategies
Chair: Kees van Veen
Rick Molz and Kira Petrukhina
Effects of institutional distance on internationalization of SMEs
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ehsan Derayati
Ehsan Derayati
SMEs: The mountain goats of international business
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rick Molz
Anna Jonsson
Emerging market enterprises going international through acquisitions: "We show you the money, you show us the experience!"
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christoph Dörrenbächer
Mehdi Boussebaa and Glenn Morgan
The internationalisation of professional service firms: Drivers, forms and outcomes
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Oana Branzei
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, T3-02
MNCs and Institutional Entrepreneurship
Chair: Mike Geppert
Mike Geppert, Knut Lange and Jon E.B. Lervik
Sensemaking and -giving in the process of business model changes: 'Crooked progress' and the role of institutions
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christoph Dörrenbächer
Marius Aasprong, Jonas Ingvaldsen and Monica Rolfsen
Exploring micro-political challenges in the MNC
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ilona Hunek
Grimm Noh, Dongyoub Shin and Sunhyuk Kim
Institutional dynamics of risk management in international expansion: Location choices in cross-border acquisitions by Chinese MNCs, 1992–2008
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Knut Lange
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-02
MNCs and Emerging Markets
Chair: Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Oana Branzei and Ramzi Fathallah
Control- and compassion-based responses to terrorist attacks
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mehdi Boussebaa
Adrián Pablo Zicari
'Jogo bonito': A story of importation and re-exportation of CSR models in Brazil
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rick Molz
Roberta Aguzzoli and Jorge Lengler
Styles of management, human resources policies and practices and export performance of Brazilian firms
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Adrián Zicari
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, T3-02
Discourse, Language and Ideology in MNCs
Chair: Mehdi Boussebaa
Mara Brumana and Giuseppe Delmestri
Men of honor! International acquisitions as institutionally embedded processes of conflict and learning
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Almina Besic
Graham Hollinshead
Lost in translation: The language and discourse of HRM in China and the creation of global elites
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Eric Davoine
Avital Baikovich
Between exclusion and inclusion: The encounter between multiple management ideologies in a MNC's subsidiary
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florence Palpacuer
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, T3-02
MNCs and Industrial Relations
Chair: Graham Hollinshead
Stephen Clibborn
The politics of crisis: Pay cuts and redundancies in General Motors
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Florence Palpacuer and Pauline Keh
Neither consent nor dissent: The ambivalence of managerial resistance in the multinational firm
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Avital Baikovich
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, T3-02
MNCs and HRM
Chair: Christoph Dörrenbächer
Eric Davoine and Oliver Schröter
Regional working cultures and language based micro-political issues within MNC subsidiaries
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Graham Hollinshead
Ilona Hunek and John Geary
The management of employment relations in MNCs in the context of political and economic transition: A study of two banks in Poland
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mara Brumana
Almina Bešić
Human resource strategy transfer in transition economies. The case of multinational companies in the Western Balkans
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Roberta López Aguzzoli