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Transnational Tendencies in Multinational Enterprises

Pihl, Håkan LU (2008) In Baltic Journal of Management 3(3).
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a synthesis of transnational tendencies in multinational enterprises (MNEs), to theoretically analyse the result and to study whether managers in MNEs have experienced the predicted tendencies.



Design/methodology/approach – The synthesis is based on an extensive literature review which is analysed by transaction cost economics. Identified tendencies are studied in a survey of managers in MNEs.



Research limitations/implications – The study provides an overview of a fragmented research area and suggests explanations for new tendencies described in the literature. The empirical study suggests that some tendencies have been more prevalent than others.... (More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a synthesis of transnational tendencies in multinational enterprises (MNEs), to theoretically analyse the result and to study whether managers in MNEs have experienced the predicted tendencies.



Design/methodology/approach – The synthesis is based on an extensive literature review which is analysed by transaction cost economics. Identified tendencies are studied in a survey of managers in MNEs.



Research limitations/implications – The study provides an overview of a fragmented research area and suggests explanations for new tendencies described in the literature. The empirical study suggests that some tendencies have been more prevalent than others.



Practical implications – The survey was conducted with MNEs with substantial activities in Sweden. It investigates how managers perceive changes that have occurred during the past several years.



Originality/value – The paper analyses a synthesized view of transnational tendencies in MNEs and the results of a survey of how managers have perceived the tendencies described in literature. (Less)
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Multinational companies, Transaction costs, Transnational companies
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Baltic Journal of Management
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3
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3
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • scopus:52949131354
ISSN
1746-5265
DOI
10.1108/17465260810902397
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English
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<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach – The synthesis is based on an extensive literature review which is analysed by transaction cost economics. Identified tendencies are studied in a survey of managers in MNEs. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Research limitations/implications – The study provides an overview of a fragmented research area and suggests explanations for new tendencies described in the literature. The empirical study suggests that some tendencies have been more prevalent than others. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Practical implications – The survey was conducted with MNEs with substantial activities in Sweden. It investigates how managers perceive changes that have occurred during the past several years. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
Originality/value – The paper analyses a synthesized view of transnational tendencies in MNEs and the results of a survey of how managers have perceived the tendencies described in literature.},
  author       = {Pihl, Håkan},
  issn         = {1746-5265},
  keyword      = {Multinational companies,Transaction costs,Transnational companies},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Baltic Journal of Management},
  title        = {Transnational Tendencies in Multinational Enterprises},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17465260810902397},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2008},
}