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Multinationals, Social Agency and Institutional Change; Variation by Sector

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  • Mike Geppert
  • Graham Hollinshead
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)195-199
JournalCompetition and Change
Journal publication date1 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014


Multinational corporations (MNCs) operate at a crossroads of countervailing influences, While headquarters are typically embedded in the institutional settings of their home country, subsidiaries tend to internalize regulative and cognitive frames in their own national and regional contexts. MNCs now frequently assume highly diffuse global structures, operating across regionally dispersed horizontal and vertical networks, thereby exposing them to a global mosaic of societal, institutional and socio- economic influences. Moreover, MNCs are subjected to regulative effects emanating from transnational regulation


This is the accepted manuscript version of the following article: Mike Geppert and Graham Hollinshead, ‘Editorial: Multinationals, Social Agency and Institutional Change; Variation by Sector’, Competition and Change, Vol 18(3): 195-199, June 2014. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published is available online via doi: Published by SAGE Publishing. All rights reserved. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2014

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