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dc.contributor.authorLunnan, Randi
dc.contributor.authorBenito, Gabriel R. G.
dc.contributor.authorTomassen, Sverre
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T09:00:37Z
dc.date.available2012-06-15T09:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1571-5027 (e-utg)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/93512
dc.descriptionThis is the authors’ final, accepted and refereed manuscript to the articleno_NO
dc.description.abstractTo what extent, why and where do multinational companies locate divisional headquarters (DHQs) abroad? This study of 30 of the largest listed companies in Norway over the 2000 to 2006 period shows that foreign located divisional headquarters have become relatively commonplace. A majority of DHQs located abroad are outcomes of foreign acquisitions, which suggests that obtaining legitimacy from local stakeholders such as customers, employees and investors is an important motivation. We also find that Norwegian companies emphasize efficiency and value creation in their location choices, as they tend to prefer other advanced and competitive countries as hosts for their DHQs. Distance form Norway is not significant. The off-shoring of strategic units such as DHQs is a phenomenon that occurs in advanced phases of companies’ internationalization, beyond the point when familiarity and proximity still are key decision-making factors.no_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherEmeraldno_NO
dc.subjectDivision Headquartersno_NO
dc.subjectLocationno_NO
dc.subjectHost Country Factorsno_NO
dc.subjectNorwayno_NO
dc.titleMoving Abroad: Factors that Motivate Foreign Location of Headquarter Activitiesno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.source.pagenumber127-152no_NO
dc.source.volume24no_NO
dc.source.journalAdvances in International Managementno_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1108/S1571-5027(2011)0000024013


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