The dynamic role of small- and medium-sized multinationals in global production networks: Norwegian maritime firms in the Greater Shanghai Region in China

Amdam, Rolv Petter and Bjarnar, Ove and Wang, Jinmin (2017) The dynamic role of small- and medium-sized multinationals in global production networks: Norwegian maritime firms in the Greater Shanghai Region in China. Asia Pacific Business Review . pp. 1-16. ISSN 1743-792X

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Abstract

This article examines the role of small- and medium-sized multinational enterprises (MNEs) in the dynamic development of global production networks (GPNs) in the maritime industry. It studies the dynamism between subsidiaries of Norwegian maritime firms and regional actors and institutions in the Greater Shanghai Region of China from the perspectives of the subsidiaries. It argues that strategic coupling, recoupling and decoupling are partly the results of regional selection mechanisms. However, in the cases where the subsidiaries are embedded within the host region, the strategies and behaviour of MNEs are of decisive importance for the dynamic development of GPNs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Asia Pacific Business Review on 07/08/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13602381.2017.1358929
Keywords: China; global production networks; maritime industry; multinational enterprises; Norway; PRC; strategic coupling; operation modes
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: 10.1080/13602381.2017.1358929
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 08:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46734

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