The most public secret

Concealing and silencing ethnocentrism in the MNC

Marianne Storgaard, Janne Tienari, Rebecca Piekkari

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Resumé

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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelOrchestration of the Global Network Organization
RedaktørerTorben Pedersen, Markus Venzin, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi
Vol/bind27
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato1. jul. 2014
Sider191-212
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-78350-953-9
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. jul. 2014
NavnAdvances in International Management
ISSN1571-5027

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Storgaard, M., Tienari, J., & Piekkari, R. (2014). The most public secret: Concealing and silencing ethnocentrism in the MNC. I T. Pedersen, M. Venzin, T. M. Devinney, & L. Tihanyi (red.), Orchestration of the Global Network Organization (Bind 27, s. 191-212). Emerald Group Publishing. Advances in International Management https://doi.org/10.1108/S1571-502720140000027027
Storgaard, Marianne ; Tienari, Janne ; Piekkari, Rebecca. / The most public secret : Concealing and silencing ethnocentrism in the MNC. Orchestration of the Global Network Organization . red. / Torben Pedersen ; Markus Venzin ; Timothy M. Devinney ; Laszlo Tihanyi. Bind 27 Emerald Group Publishing, 2014. s. 191-212 (Advances in International Management).
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The most public secret : Concealing and silencing ethnocentrism in the MNC. / Storgaard, Marianne; Tienari, Janne; Piekkari, Rebecca.

Orchestration of the Global Network Organization . red. / Torben Pedersen; Markus Venzin; Timothy M. Devinney; Laszlo Tihanyi. Bind 27 Emerald Group Publishing, 2014. s. 191-212 (Advances in International Management).

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