Toward a cooperative view of MNC-host government relations: Building blocks and performance implications

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This study examines cooperation-based relations between MNCs and host governments. We theorize that resource commitment, personal relations, political accommodation, and organizational credibility are four building blocks for improving an MNC’s cooperative relationships with governments. Analysis of 131 MNCs in China validates the importance of these blocks in shaping MNC-government relations and the importance of these relations in shaping the performance of MNC subsidiaries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-419
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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