Unification et adaptation locale des systèmes de contrôle dans les entreprises multinationales : Le cas des filiales situées à Singapour

Abstract : The objective of the research is to address two questions: (1) to what extent are control systems in affiliates of multinational enterprises simultaneously unified to the parent systems and adapted to the constraints of the local environment ? (2) which factors do influence the unification of control systems within multinational enterprises and the local adaptation of theses systems in affiliates ? An expanded operational definition of the concept of control system is adopted, enabling to integrate fields traditionally assigned to human resource management. The empirical investigations are based on an analysis of the perceptions of directors in 50 singapore-based subsidiaries of american, european, and japanese corporations. Qualitative and quantitative methods are combined. 3 groups of affiliates emerge: those whose control systems are unified to the parent systems, those whose control systems are influenced by local practices, and those whose management emphasizes a selective and gradual implementation of parent policies. The most important factors identified appear to be system standardization within the multinational corporation, a perceived cultural distance between expatriates and local managers, and socialization of local employees. Very clear-cut national profiles are also isolated
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Nathalie Lugagne-Delpon. Unification et adaptation locale des systèmes de contrôle dans les entreprises multinationales : Le cas des filiales situées à Singapour. Gestion et management. HEC PARIS, 1996. Français. ⟨NNT : 1996EHEC0035⟩. ⟨pastel-00994912⟩

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