The role of subsidiaries in Global Value Chains (GVCs): an institutional voids perspective on LVC upgrading and integration

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Soliman, S., Papanastassiou, M. and Saka-Helmhout, A. 2023. The role of subsidiaries in Global Value Chains (GVCs): an institutional voids perspective on LVC upgrading and integration. Journal of International Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.101003
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TitleThe role of subsidiaries in Global Value Chains (GVCs): an institutional voids perspective on LVC upgrading and integration
AuthorsSoliman, S., Papanastassiou, M. and Saka-Helmhout, A.
Abstract

We explore the process through which MNE subsidiaries engage and retain a critical mass of small suppliers in Global Value Chains (GVCs) while addressing institutional voids in emerging markets. Using evidence from an interpretive inductive longitudinal case study in agribusiness, we draw on the GVC and institutional voids literatures to: (1) extend the GVC literature by offering a subsidiary-focused view of GVCs; and (2) demonstrate the dynamic process of void engagement through complementary institutional bridging activities. Our temporal sequencing of subsidiary institutional agency in response to different modalities of voids demonstrates a constellation of bridging activities that results from a dynamic interplay between voids and practices

Sustainable Development Goals2 Zero hunger
Middlesex University ThemeSustainability
LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalJournal of International Management
ISSN1075-4253
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Online11 Jan 2023
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Deposited06 Jan 2023
Submitted14 Oct 2020
Accepted07 Dec 2022
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© 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2022.101003
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