"The most public secret" : Concealing and silencing ethnocentrism in the MNC

Marianne Storgaard, Janne Tienari, Rebecca Piekkari

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In this paper, we focus on ethnocentrism as a practice that persists among top managers at MNC headquarters and steers their efforts in orchestrating the global network of subsidiaries. While the extant literature has viewed ethnocentrism as a detrimental attitude that top management seek to remedy, we offer a different reading. On the basis of our fieldwork in Danish MNCs, we argue that top management may deliberately cling to ethnocentrism. At the same time, however, they silence ethnocentrism and conceal it from view. In turn, people in subsidiaries engage in self-silencing. We argue that this sustained yet concealed and silenced ethnocentrism has important implications for orchestration of the global MNC network.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Titel på gästpublikationOrchestration of the global network organization
RedaktörerTorben Pedersen, Markus Venzin, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi
Antal sidor22
UtgivningsortBingley
FörlagEmerald Group Publishing
Utgivningsdatum2014
Sidor191-212
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-78350-954-6
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2014
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annat samlingsverk

Publikationsserier

NamnAdvances in International Management
FörlagEmerald Group Publishing
Volym27
ISSN (tryckt)1571-5027

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