Sub-theme 11: (SWG) Multinationals and Entrepreneurship

Susanne Blazejewski, Alanus University of Arts and Social Science, Germany
Eric Davoine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jacob Hörisch, Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, H5
MNC Innovation Systems: Institutional Perspectives
Chair: Susanne Blazejewski
Jacky F.L. Hong, Robin Stanley Snell and Akinyemi Smith
Discovering and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities in MNCS: An external embeddedness perspective
Philippe Monin and Seong-Young Kim
The impact of competitive market embeddedness and diversity of institutional environment on firm performance
Florian Becker-Ritterspach and Knut Lange
Home institutional support and international entrepreneurship
Discussant: Heejin Kim
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H5
MNC Innovation Systems: Networks & Accelerators
Chair: Jacob Hörisch
Elena Scolnaia and Mike Geppert
Exploring modern R&D networks in MNCs – Linking dynamic capabilities and networks with local issue selling tactics for R&D mandates
Peter Süß
Exploring exploration in German corporate accelerators: A methodological approach
Robson Rocha
The politics of disintegrated production: Multinational corporations, local entrepreneurship and innovation
Discussant: Jacky Hong
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H5
MNC Entrepreneurship & Organizational Change
Chair: Eric Davoine
Heejin Kim
Organizational conditions for developing localized products: Bottlenecks in headquarters
Juho Lindman and Alexei Koveshnikov
Technological change in the MNC: IT developers as corporate entrepreneurs
Lambert Jerman, Claire Garnier and Pauline Beau
The dividual professionnal
Discussant: Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, H5
MNC Sustainable Development: Institutional Perspectives
Chair: Susanne Blazejewski
Gabriela Schaad, Anders Sandoff, Christian Jensen and Johanna Mossberg
The entrepreneurial multi-party sustainability initiative of a chemical cluster – Barriers at the interface between subsidiaries and parent companies
Kari Lilja and Eli Moen
Towards a decentralized and open innovation setting: The changing role of multinationals and institutions in the Finnish forest industry
Roger Burritt, Katherine Christ, Jacob Hörisch and Stefan Schaltegger
The effect of legal systems and multinationality on sustainability management practices
Discussant: Florian Becker-Ritterspach
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, H5
MNC Sustainable Development
Chair: Jacob Hörisch
Francesco Testa, Filippo Corsini, Natalia Marzia Gusmerotti and Fabio Iraldo
Predictors of organizational citizenship behaviour in relation to environmental and health and safety issues
Anke Buhl, Franziska Dittmer and Susanne Blazejewski
Empowering employees for sustainability innovations: Towards a concept of Employee- Driven Eco-Innovation
Alessandra Lazazzara, Raoul C.D. Nacamulli and Iryna Prus
Design-based corporate entrepreneurship: The case of McDonald’s service innovation
Discussant: Juho Lindman
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H5
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Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H5
MNC Dual Embeddedness & the Transfer of Practices
Chair: Eric Davoine
Eva Schlindwein and Mike Geppert
Sensemaking in the context of MNC mergers and acquisitions: An emotional sensemaking approach to subsidiary integration
Barbara Covarrubias Venegas, Katharina Thill and Julia Domnanovich
Multinationals in Austria and three CEE countries: Importers of innovative HR practices, or not? An exploratory qualitative study
Ivar Padrón-Hernández
The other side of strategic fit: Institutional maintenance and entrepreneurship by subsidiaries of multinational corporations
Discussant: Knut Stefan Lange