© 1998

Multinational Corporate Evolution and Subsidiary Development

  • Julian Birkinshaw
  • Neil Hood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Julian Birkinshaw, Neil Hood
      Pages 1-19
  3. Corporate Strategy and Subsidiary Development

  4. Centres of Excellence in Multinational Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Mats Forsgren, Torben Pedersen
      Pages 141-161
    3. Luciano Fratocchi, Ulf Holm
      Pages 189-209
  5. Corporate Process and Subsidiary Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. William G. Egelhoff, Liam Gorman, Stephen McCormick
      Pages 213-238
    3. Schon Beechler, Allan Bird, Sully Taylor
      Pages 333-366
    4. Julian Birkinshaw, Neil Hood
      Pages 367-379
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-392

About this book


This book is one of the first to specifically address the subsidiary development process - a phenomenon by which multinational company subsidiaries enhance their resources and capabilities. It shows how this process is integral to multinational corporate evolution, which is largely driven by changes in subsidiaries and their development. It also illustrates how the recent trend towards greater international dispersal of value-adding activities has impacted on this process and on multinational evolution as a whole.


business organization organizations strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Birkinshaw
    • 1
  • Neil Hood
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeUK

About the editors

ALLAN BIRD Californian Polytechnic State University, USA JULIAN BIRKINSHAW Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden SCHON BEECHLER Columbia University, USA SEA-JIN CHANG Korea University, Korea ED DELANY E. Delany & Associates, Ireland WILLIAM EGELHOFF Fordham, USA LUCIANO FRATOCHII University of Bologna, Italy MATS FORSGREN Copenhagen Business School, Denmark LIAM GORMAN Irish Management Institute, Ireland NEIL HOOD University of Strathclyde, UK ULF HOLM University of Uppsala, Sweden JIATAO LI McKinsey, Hong Kong STEPHEN MCCORMICK Irish Management Institute, Ireland MARINA PAPANASTASSIOU Economic University of Athens, Greece ROBERT PEARCE University of Reading, UK TORBEN PEDERSON Copenhagen Business School, Denmark PHILIP ROSENZWEIG IMD, Switzerland TROND RANDOY Agder College, Norway BERNARD SURLEMONT University of Liege, Belgium HELLMUT SCHUTTE INSEAD, France JAMES H. TAGGART University of Strathclyde, UK SULLY TAYLOR Portland State University, USA

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