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An Empirical Analysis on the Determinants of Foreign Subsidiary's Local Embeddedness: Focusing on Korean MNCs in China

  • KIM, Byoung-Goo;KIM, Gyu-Bae
    • The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics, and Business
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.205-215
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    • 2020
  • The purpose of this paper is to empirically analyze the determinants of foreign subsidiary's local embeddedness because it is critically important for the subsidiary to build a variegated local network. This paper suggests that a MNC's global capability, the degree of autonomy granted by the headquarters of the multinational corporation to its foreign subsidiary, the foreign subsidiary's absorptive capacity based on local environment, and its level of localization will affect the subsidiary's local network embeddedness. The empirical analysis confirmed that when the headquarters gives the foreign subsidiary more autonomy, this has a positive effect on the local embeddedness of the foreign subsidiary and when the foreign subsidiary has a strong absorptive capacity, this has a positive correlation with the local embeddedness of the foreign subsidiary. And this paper found that when the foreign subsidiary has achieved a high level of staff localization, this foreign subsidiary will have a higher level of local embeddedness. This study identified the preceding conditions necessary for a foreign subsidiary of a multinational corporation to effectively embed itself in the local network by analyzing factors related to the multinational corporation's headquarters and subsidiaries, and thus contributes significantly to continued research on the local embeddedness of subsidiaries.

A Study on the Effect of Network Embeddedness on Collaboration and Performance in the Project Supply Chain : Focusing on Second-tier Suppliers (프로젝트 공급망에서 네트워크 배태성이 협업과 기업성과에 미치는 영향연구 : 2차 협력업체를 중심으로)

  • Park, Seong Taek;Rhe, MoonKi Kyle;Ryu, Seonjeong
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.12 no.6
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    • pp.93-103
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    • 2014
  • The rapid trends toward outsourcing have created more complex and fragmented multi-tier supply chains for Engineering, Procurement & Construction(EPC) industry. Working with suppliers and sub-suppliers requires continuous integration activities during project execution. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors influencing the performances and relationship satisfaction of second-tier suppliers participating in the project-based supply chain. This study proposes the network embeddedness, collaboration, information-sharing and flexibility as antecedents variables, and collected the survey responses from the second-tier suppliers having experiences with complex projects. The statistical results indicate that the collaboration with supply chain leading firm and first-tier supplier has significant impact on the performances and relationship satisfaction of second-tier suppliers. It was also found that the information-sharing and flexibility influence the network embeddedness as well as collaboration, and that the embeddedness have significant impact on the collaboration.

A Study of Relationship between Relational Embeddedness of Supply Chain and Financial Performance (공급사슬의 관계적 내재성과 재무적 성과와의 관계)

  • Chung, Yeon-Joo;Kang, Nak-Jung
    • Management & Information Systems Review
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    • v.31 no.3
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    • pp.141-160
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    • 2012
  • This study investigate the relationship between embeddedness of supply chain on supply chain performance. The development of research model is based on network embeddedness that the literature of strategic management and sociology. To examine the research model and hypotheses, we have used an empirical method based on field survey in which most of measurements used and verified in previous studies are selected as measurements. The data from survey was analyzed using Partial Least Squares(PLS). The result from empirical model suggest as follow; First, relational embeddedness of supply chain effects on supply chain performance. Especially, reciprocal dependance affects interfirm relation performance. Also trust and tie strength of relational embeddedness affects interfirm relation performance. Second, interfirm relation performance affects financial performance.

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Knowledge Acquisition in the Global Strategic Alliance Network

  • Lee, Eon-Seong
    • Journal of Navigation and Port Research
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    • v.38 no.3
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    • pp.307-315
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    • 2014
  • This paper aims to empirically examine how shipping companies can effectively acquire knowledge from their strategic alliance partners. This paper adopts cooperative network embeddedness mechanism, such as network density and tie closeness, as a channel through which to acquire more knowledge for shipping participants within a strategic alliance network. This study also examines the moderating role of competition between alliance partners in reinforcing the effectiveness of the cooperative relationships on the knowledge acquisition. Based on the literature, hypotheses to predict the aforementioned associations between cooperative network embeddedness and knowledge acquisition and the moderating role of competition in facilitating that association are established. A quantitative research method using survey data conducted in the Korean shipping industry was employed in order to empirically test the presented hypotheses. The results show that if players in a shipping alliance network are embedded in a dense network and have close relationships with their alliance partners, this helps to facilitate a greater degree of knowledge acquisition from the partners; and the impact of network density on the knowledge acquisition would be intensified with the higher level of competition between shipping companies.

A Study on Relations Between Trust in e-Government and Trust in Government - Focused on the Factors of Truster and Trustee - (전자정부 신뢰와 정부신뢰의 영향관계에 관한 연구 - 신뢰주체 및 신뢰대상 요인을 중심으로 -)

  • Lee, Sun Joong
    • Informatization Policy
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.49-71
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    • 2011
  • This study aims at finding what factors influence trust in e-government and how trust in e-government and satisfaction with e-government services affect trust in government. Despite of the importance of trust in e-government, there has not been sufficient research. Giving light on the factors of affecting trust in e-government is of academic significance. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the nature, driving forces and consequences of citizens'trust in e-government and in government. The empirical results indicated that temporal embeddedness, network embeddedness, information provision quality, information security quality and e-participation quality affect satisfaction with e-government services and trust in e-government. Also, satisfaction with e-government services and trust in e-government influence trust in government, and satisfaction with e-government services affect trust in e-government.

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The Embeddedness of Foreign Firms in Korea : The Case of Business Service Activities (사업서비스 분야 외국인직접투자기업의 한국내 뿌리내림)

  • 이병민
    • Journal of the Korean Geographical Society
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    • v.36 no.4
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    • pp.402-417
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    • 2001
  • This study empahsized the nature of spatial patterns, characteristics and embeddeness of foreign business service firms in Korea utilizing questionnaire survey and interview data. Foreign business services firms are active in forming interfirm networks with clients and supply firms in Korea for widening the market share in Korea. But a low proportion of foreign firms is engaged in academies-industry linkages, government organizations, research institutes, and trade associations. Knowledge transfer and interaction also shows low level of network and the regional development of foreign firms is still in the process of developing, not quite embedded yet. Policy guidances and instituional supports are very essential to strenthen interfirm network and collective learning process of foreing firms in Korea lather than mechanical accumulation of investments. Thus, regional foreign direct investment policy should be targeted towards the incrementation of the potential of foreign firms as a knowledge-intensive industry.

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The Embeddedness of Farmers Groups in Rural Areas : The Case of an Organic Farmers Group in Asan City (지역농업 추진주체의 형성 및 발전과정 -아산시 친환경농업 생산자 단체의 사례-)

  • Kim, Tae-Yeon
    • Korean Journal of Organic Agriculture
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.131-150
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    • 2007
  • This study explores the development process of an farmers' group in Asan City that now plays an important role in the development of organic farming of the region. While increase in income in general may be one of main purposes making farmers join or form a group, the farmers group in Asan, instead, has tried to form a cooperative of local organic farmers. In doing so, they experienced a lot of difficulties and leant by trial and error. As a result, the farmers' group has recently developed in terms of business and organisational growth. The growth is not merely due to the growth of organic food markets but also due to the strong internal ties and trust that made possible to expand into food processing as well as to do social and cultural activities fur the rural residents. It implies that trust and cooperative identity between farmers should be the most important thing to be locally embedded farmers groups in a specific region.

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New Economic Spaces and Directions of Geographical Research in the Knowledge-Based Information Society (지식정보사회의 신경제공간과 지리학 연구의 방향)

  • Park, Sam-Ock
    • Journal of the Korean Geographical Society
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    • v.41 no.6
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    • pp.639-656
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    • 2006
  • The purposes of this paper are to examine the mechanism of the new economic spaces and to suggest directions of geographical research in the knowledge-based information society. It introduces the background of the formation of the new economic spaces and examines network, embeddedness, and agglomeration and dispersion as mechanisms of the new economic spaces. Based on the result of case studies of Kangnam area, the most active innovation region in Korea, and of Sunchang, one of the backward regions in Korea, the paper points out that new economic spaces are now developing even in the peripheral areas. Considering the result of theoretical discussions and case studies, the paper suggests three directions for future geographical research such as research from a integrative viewpoint, development of new methodologies of geographical research, and policy directed research in geography.

Theory of Network city and perspective on development of the Yeongnam region (네트워크도시 이론과 영남권 지역의 발전 전망)

  • Choi, Byung-Doo
    • Journal of the Korean association of regional geographers
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.1-20
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    • 2015
  • This paper is to provide some suggestions to complement and extend theory of network city, and to consider preliminarily its applicability for development of the Yeongnam region, exploring its normative implications for urban and regional policy and its significance of empirical research. In order to resolve some limitations and problems of network city theory and of empirical research, we need to reconsider systematically analysis methods, to extend indices of connectivity, to reconfirm normative characters inherent in network city theory, to suggest the constitution of cooperative governance, and to develop policies for embedding functional connectivity into internal community. In a preliminary analysis of Yeongnam region on the basis of network city theory, it is not clear whether the urban system of the region is entirely a type of network city, even though it seems to be close to network city. However, in order for the Yeongnam region to orient towards network city, we can point out importance of policy issues such as expansion of transportation and communication infrastructure, strengthening of economic connectivity, constitution of cooperative governance, and local embeddedness of functional network within the region.

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Looking at Organizational Socialization from the Developmental Network Perspective

  • Chang, Jihyun;Kim, Taesung
    • The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics, and Business
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    • v.5 no.3
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    • pp.195-206
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    • 2018
  • Paying close attention to those new to an organization, whether fresh or experienced, whose primary interest is in (re)socialization, the current study intends to (1) further the concept of mentoring from a bilateral relationship to a community and culture fostered by developmental networks, (2) propose an integrated conceptual framework for organizational socialization, and (3) suggest implications for practice and future research. This study reviews, analyzes, and integrates research assets and subsequently re-conceptualizes the aggregate information as valid propositions and a conceptual framework. The findings include (1) 11 propositions regarding the relationships among network characteristics (embeddedness, diversity), developmental functions (career support, psychosocial support, and role modeling), and socialization outcomes (learning and attitudinal outcomes); and (2) an integrated conceptual framework that depicts a comprehensive mechanism through which developmental networks conduce to organizational socialization of newcomers. Implications are that developmental networking must be an individual's fundamental competency and an essential part of organizational onboarding processes, and imperative for both members' career development and innovative organizational culture. By integrating research assets on the developmental phenomenon into conceptualizations, this study furthers the concept of mentoring to organizational culture and stimulates a substantive discourse for theory-building towards organizational socialization from the developmental network perspective.