Japanese Journal of Human Geography
Online ISSN : 1883-4086
Print ISSN : 0018-7216
ISSN-L : 0018-7216
Managerial Embeddedness of European Manufacturing Firms in Japan
Rolf D. Schulnze
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2004 Volume 56 Issue 5 Pages 512-530


In contrast to previous studies of embeddedness of multinational corporations' overseas subsidiaries network, internal factors of managerial adjustment were integrated into the model. A questionnaire and interview survey was carried out and statistical and geographical analyses were made. The degree of embeddedness was formulated by internal and external adjustments. New spaces of managerial innovation were visualized by identifying clusters of hybrid factories. The implications of the cross-cultural management strategies for industrial space were discussed. Thus, the notion of international management studies not only as a new research subject but also as an analytical tool was introduced to human geography.

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