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O Desenvolvimento de Competências Organizacionais em Diferentes Modelos Gerenciais de Subsidiárias de Empresas Multinacionais Brasileiras

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Author(s): Felipe Mendes Borini | Maria Tereza Leme Fleury

Journal: Revista de Administração Contemporânea
ISSN 1415-6555

Volume: 14;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 575;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: non-local competences | specific competences | local competences | foreign subsidiaries | Brazilian multinationals.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to understand the models for developing managerial competences in different types of Brazilian multinationals. The main premise is that Brazilian multinationals need to develop non local competences in their subsidiaries in order to compete on equal terms with established multinationals in the global market. The article is based on a research survey conducted with sixty-six foreign subsidiaries of thirty multinationals of Brazilian origin. The results show that the development of non local competences is associated with four essential factors. Subsidiaries with non local competence show greater insertion of the subsidiary in foreign business networks, location in dynamic competitive contexts, greater intensity of initiatives and a strong integration between headquarters and subsidiaries. The lack of initiatives and location in adverse contexts characterize the development of specific competences. Lower insertion of the subsidiary in foreign business networks and less integration with the internal network characterize the development of local competences.
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