Management International Review

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 85–107 | Cite as

One of these things is not like the others: What contributes to dissimilarity among MNE subsidiaries’ political strategy?

  • William P. Wan
  • Amy J. Hillman


  • We study why multinational enterprise (MNE) subsidiaries adopt dissimilar political strategies, and seek to advance the understanding of international political strategy from an MNE parent-subsidiary perspective.

  • Drawing on the MNE parent-subsidiary literature, we contend factors at the subsidiary, corporate, and host country levels contribute to subsidiary political strategy dissimilarity. We test our hypotheses with a sample of U.S. MNE subsidiaries within Western Europe.


Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Multinational Enterprise Foreign Subsidiary Political Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. Wan
    • 1
  • Amy J. Hillman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Global Business, ThunderbirdThe Garvin School of International ManagementGlendaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management, W.P. Carey School of BusinessArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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