Conformity or Nonconformity in Multinationality? Performance Implications for the Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

Conformity or Nonconformity in Multinationality? Performance Implications for the Italian Ceramic... To date international management studies have found mixed results on the relationship between multinationality and performance. We address the multinationality–performance relationship by exploring the concept of conformity in multinationality, which expresses the extent to which a firm’s multinationality resembles the multinationality of its peers at a particular point in time. Our results show that, ceteris paribus, the best performing firms are those with high levels of conformity in multinationality to the strategic group peers as well as those with high levels of conformity to the market leader. Hypotheses are tested with data on the conformity in multinationality of 61 Italian ceramic tile manufacturers in the 2005–2009 time period. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management International Review Springer Journals

Conformity or Nonconformity in Multinationality? Performance Implications for the Italian Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Business and Management; Business and Management, general; Organization; Emerging Markets/Globalization; Business Strategy/Leadership; Operations Management
ISSN
0938-8249
eISSN
1861-8901
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11575-017-0316-0
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Abstract

To date international management studies have found mixed results on the relationship between multinationality and performance. We address the multinationality–performance relationship by exploring the concept of conformity in multinationality, which expresses the extent to which a firm’s multinationality resembles the multinationality of its peers at a particular point in time. Our results show that, ceteris paribus, the best performing firms are those with high levels of conformity in multinationality to the strategic group peers as well as those with high levels of conformity to the market leader. Hypotheses are tested with data on the conformity in multinationality of 61 Italian ceramic tile manufacturers in the 2005–2009 time period.

Journal

Management International ReviewSpringer Journals

Published: May 15, 2017

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