Leaving home: An institutional perspective on intermediary HQ relocations

Alfredo Valentino, Jan Schmitt, Benno Koch, Phillip C. Nell

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review

Abstract

We investigate the effect of changing national institutions on relocations of intermediary HQs. Using a dataset of 154 cross-border relocations between the period from 2000 to 2015, we draw on the intermediary HQ’s middle position within the MNC and investigate how a decrease in institutional quality in the HQ’s host country and a change in institutional distance between different MNC units affect the relocation decision. Our findings advance the emergent literature on HQ relocations as well as our knowledge of intermediary HQs and the effect of changing institutions on organizational location choices. Beyond our theoretical contributions, we offer policy and managerial implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273 - 284
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509018 Knowledge management
  • 505027 Administrative studies
  • 502052 Business administration
  • 506009 Organisation theory
  • 502044 Business management
  • 507026 Economic geography

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