Journal Articles

Select SAGE journal articles are available to give you more insight into chapter topics. These are also an ideal resource to help support your literature reviews, dissertations and assignments.

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A seemingly ‘feel-good’ story about a major mandate change wrought in an industry by media, NGO and industry stakeholders. It concerns the basic tool of the world’s most popular game: the soccer ball. The unintended consequences of removing child labour from the manufacture of these balls and thus preserving the brand value of the global business names that marketed the balls was a loss of income, disruption to family life and withdrawal from work of women, effects that were never given significance by NGOs, the industry or the western media. The child labour was reduced – but at what cost?

Refererence: Farzad R. Khan, Kamal A. Munir and Hugh Willmott, ‘A Dark Side of Institutional Entrepreneurship: Soccer Balls, Child Labour and Postcolonial Impoverishment’ Organization Studies 2007; 28; 1055

The full story on subsidiary and multinational power relations can be found in this journal article by Cyril Bouquet and Julian Birkinshaw.

Reference: Cyril Bouquet and Julian Birkinshaw (2008) ‘Managing Power in the Multinational Corporation: How Low-Power Actors Gain Influence’, Journal of Management, 34(3): 477 – 508

Knowledge and innovation are increasingly being outsourced internationally; moreover, new firms from emerging market countries are increasingly diversifying into international markets. Extend your knowledge by reading Michael A. Hitt, Laszlo Tihanyi, Toyah Miller and Brian Connelly’s journal article.

Reference: Michael A. Hitt, Laszlo Tihanyi, Toyah Miller and Brian Connelly (2006) ‘International Diversification: Antecedents, Outcomes, and Moderators’, Journal of Management 2006; 32; 831-867