Heterogeneous implementation of CSR in an MNE : the role of subsidiaries’ institutional contexts and behaviors

Abstract : The main objective of this dissertation is to explain heterogeneity in conformity within multinational enterprises (MNEs). More specifically, I focus on what makes an MNE’s subsidiaries implement practices that are consistent with the policy designed by the MNE’s headquarters. Given the increasing normative pressures on MNEs, managing conformity within them is of strategic importance. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an example of such mounting norms. My work relies on a unique set of data (including surveys, archival data and interviews) I collected on CSR practices in one MNE between 2012 and 2014. Overall, the findings of my three essays show that heterogeneous conformity within MNEs stems not only from diverse internal and external pressures exerted on subsidiaries, but also from (1) the subsidiaries’ varying levels of attention to normative demands that depend on peers’ behaviors, (2) their heterogeneous internalization of the Group policy which reduces peers’ and headquarters’ influence and (3) the specific characteristics and institutionalization levels of different practices.
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Anne Jacqueminet. Heterogeneous implementation of CSR in an MNE : the role of subsidiaries’ institutional contexts and behaviors. Business administration. HEC, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015EHEC0005⟩. ⟨tel-01823823⟩

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