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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; Bjarnar, Ove; Wang, Jinmin

Authors

Rolv Petter Amdam

Ove Bjarnar



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 5, 2018
Journal Asia Pacific Business Review
Print ISSN 1360-2381
Electronic ISSN 1743-792X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Amdam, R. P., Bjarnar, O., & Wang, J. (2018). 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, 24(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/13602381.2017.1358929
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13602381.2017.1358929
Keywords China; global production networks; maritime industry; multinational enterprises; Norway; PRC; strategic coupling; operation modes
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602381.2017.1358929
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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....0/13602381.2017.1358929

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