Unfolding the Intra-organisational Perception Gap in Decision Making

Zhao, Shasha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8993-4915, Papanastassiou, Marina, Bassiakos, Yiannis, Sinanis, Evis and Pearce, Robert (2018) Unfolding the Intra-organisational Perception Gap in Decision Making. In: Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. Castellani, Davide, Narula, Rajneesh, Nguyen, Quyen T. K., Surdu, Irina and Walker, James T., eds. The Academy of International Business . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 171-189. ISBN 9783319702193. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70220-9_9)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the dyadic relationship between headquarters and in terms of their perceptions of decision-making loci and associated organisational structure. By comparing the responses of parents of Greek Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and their subsidiaries, we find evidence in favour of a perception gap in terms of decision-making between headquarters and subsidiaries. We argue that future research needs to carefully consider and account for the perception gap and point out the importance of the role of MNE managers in removing such barriers in order to achieve effective decision-making.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation > International Business group
Item ID: 23637
Notes on copyright: This is an author accepted manuscript of a chapter published in Contemporary Issues in International Business: Institutions, Strategy and Performance. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70220-9_9
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Depositing User: Marina Papanastasiou
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 17:55
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 12:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23637

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