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Exploring subsidiary strategic roles in a transitional economy: Evidence from China


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Liang, F and Nichols, S 2007 , 'Exploring subsidiary strategic roles in a transitional economy: Evidence from China' , Journal of Global Business Issues, vol. 1, No. 2 , pp. 101-114 .

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The study explored a typology ofsubsidiary strategic roles in a transitional economy by using
an integration-responsiveness framework. Based on data of subsidianOes in Yunnan, a Southwestern
province of China, which typifies the transitional economy of the country, the research empirically
identified four strategic roles 0/ subsidiaries, including quiescent subsidian"e5. Parents were found to
playa key role in shaping subsidiary strategic roles, leading to the presence of quiescent subsidiaries.
Practical implications were provided/or business practices and policy making a/host economies.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Liang, F and Nichols, S
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Global Business Issues
Publisher: JGBI
ISSN: 1931-311X
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