An Empirical Analysis of the Corporate Effect: The Impact of the Multinational Corporation on the Performance of Its Units Worldwide [chapter]

Manuel Becerra, Juan Santaló
2003 Management and International Review  
This paper investigates the sources of variability of MNC performance in different areas of the world, particularly the influence of corporate-level factors, the geographical areas, and their specific industries. The key goal is to measure to what extent MNC corporate-level resources, such as ownership advantages and core competencies, affect the performance of the MNC´s international subsidiaries. Keywords Variance decomposition analysis shows that between 5% and 12% of the performance of MNCs
more » ... in different parts of world can be attributed to the corporation as a whole. This corporate effect is larger for more highly internationalized firms.
doi:10.1007/978-3-322-90995-4_2 fatcat:bbttm7c57bhtneh6kbqa3c3aie