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Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation

Peer Hull Kristensen and Jonathan Zeitlin

Abstract

What happens when previously autonomous firms from different countries, each with their own identities, routines, and capabilities, come together inside a single multinational corporation? Can a cooperative strategy be established that advances the development of the multinational as a whole, or do mutual misunderstandings and the unintended consequences of strategic interaction among the players lead instead to endemic conflict and disintegration? This book tackles these questions through an empirical study of the strategic constitution of an ‘actually existing’ multinational. It does so by t ... More

Keywords: multinational, strategic interaction, independent firms, unionists, corporate executives, local, global, solutions, knowledge exchange, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peer Hull Kristensen, author
Professor of the Sociology of Business Firms and Work Organization, Copenhagen Business School
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Jonathan Zeitlin, author
Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, and History, and Director of the European Union Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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