MNC strategies and linkage effects in developing countries

Hansen, Michael W.; Pedersen, Torben; Petersen, Bent
April 2009
Journal of World Business;Apr2009, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
Abstract: The study addresses the implications MNC strategies have for linkage effects in developing countries. Two contrasting MNC strategies, which reflect an integration-responsiveness dichotomy, are scrutinized in terms of their effects on jobs among local linkage partners in developing countries. It is hypothesized that the investments of MNCs pursuing local responsiveness create more jobs among local linkage partners, but imply less job upgrading, when compared to investments undertaken by MNCs following strategies of global integration. The hypotheses are tested on a sample of Danish MNCs with extensive investments in developing countries.


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