Managing Tensions in a Multinational Hybrid Organization: A New Perspective on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships

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Reference

Ambos, T., Fuchs, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2019). Managing Tensions in a Multinational Hybrid Organization: A New Perspective on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships. Paper presented at the 39th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis.

Publication type

Presentation at Conference

Abstract

Multinational hybrid organizations (MHO) face two interconnected categories of tensions,  relating to their social and commercial as well as local and global logic. As we know little  about how such different types of tensions can be simultaneously managed, we conducted  an inductive qualitative study of four headquarters-subsidiary relationships in a Latin  American MHO. Our study develops a model showing the interplay of different tensions and  the management approaches to address them. This allows us to contribute to the literatures  on headquarters-subsidiary relationships and hybrid organizations by providing an organizing  framework for subsidiary roles in the MHO. 

Research

Tackling the Complexity of Managing Paradoxes
FFF-Förderprojekt, May 2018 until April 2020

Companies and organizations in general are facing an ever growing set of expectations from their different stakeholders. They are supposed to be efficient and profitable, they must be innovative and ... more ...

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Organizational Units

  • Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • Chair of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management