Entrepreneurial Deficits in the Global Firm

Progress In International Business Research, 6, 117-137

33 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last revised: 5 Jun 2014

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Birgitte Grogaard

Norwegian School of Management (BI) - Department of Strategy and Logistics

Alain Verbeke

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

M. Amin Zargarzadeh

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In this chapter we address the lack of sufficient entrepreneurship in multinational enterprises that seek to improve their ability to achieve national responsiveness. The main reason for this deficiency appears to be the transfer of proven routines from the home country, even when it is clear from the outset that these routines will simply not work, and will require much more than a quasi-mechanistic 'adaptation' to the new environment. What many MNEs urgently need is to close their entrepreneurial deficits in host countries, by allowing novel resource recombinations. These resource recombinations should lead to accessing fully the coveted host country location advantages that triggered entry in these countries, and to success in the market place.

Keywords: subsidiary entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial deficit, bounded reliability

Suggested Citation

Grogaard, Birgitte and Verbeke, Alain and Zargarzadeh, M. Amin, Entrepreneurial Deficits in the Global Firm (2011). Progress In International Business Research, 6, 117-137. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400905

Birgitte Grogaard

Norwegian School of Management (BI) - Department of Strategy and Logistics ( email )

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Alain Verbeke

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business ( email )

2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

M. Amin Zargarzadeh (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business ( email )

2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

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