Parent-overseas subsidiary management and relationships in Malaysian diversified firms
There are limited studies on emerging MNEs from the smaller developing Asian countries and even less research attention given to the area of subsidiary management in these MNEs. This paper contributes to this knowledge gap with empirical evidence on parent-overseas subsidiary management and relationships from a study based on case studies of diversified MNEs from a rapidly developing country, Malaysia. Differences as well as commonalities in different aspects of their parent-overseas subsidiary relationships are found and discussed. These findings are contextualized in relation to the literature on management of subsidiaries in MNEs from other Asian and developed countries. Implications for research and limitations of the study are covered.