Othering practices toward new firm owners: empirical insights from South-North firm acquisitions in Germany

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dc.contributor.authorFranz, Martin
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Martina
dc.contributor.authorHenn, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:16:04Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:16:04Z-
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn00443751
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/11706-
dc.description.abstractBy dealing with the process of othering in the context of acquisitions, this paper seeks to expand the concept of othering to Economic Geography. It argues that multinational companies should not only be viewed as victims of othering in that they suffer from obstructive policies and hostile public opinion, but rather that othering also matters within such firms. As a consequence of the links they establish between different countries, employees in such companies are constantly confronted with various socio-cultural backgrounds and frequently develop rather different expectations of how their counterparts should perform. This contribution analyses how and why managers and works councils in Germany practice distancing or othering towards owners of German firms located in China and India. It shows that othering can be critical within foreign direct investments. We approach the issue of othering by focusing on the sense of superiority of the involved parties, their positions in the company organisation and their related professional ethics, as well as the dynamics of othering that are mobilised in critical situations. The analysis is based on qualitative interviews from two different research projects.
dc.description.sponsorshipGerman Scientific FoundationGerman Research Foundation (DFG) [FU 424/15-1]; Hans Boeckler Foundation; This manuscript has evolved in the context of different research projects. The project about managers' patterns of interpretation supported by the German Scientific Foundation (FU 424/15-1) was carried out by Martina Fuchs and Martin Schalljo. The project on work and labour relations, BRICINVEST, was financed by the Hans Boeckler Foundation. It was conducted by Kai Bollhorn, Martin Franz, Sophie Golinski, Sebastian Henn, Reinhard Rohrig and Jorg Weingarten. We thank the supporting institutions as well as Martin Schalljo for his inspiring interpretation of the interviews (his PhD thesis will be completed in 2018).
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
dc.relation.ispartofZEITSCHRIFT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSGEOGRAPHIE
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectemerging economies
dc.subjectFDI
dc.subjectFOREIGN
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectINDIA
dc.subjectindustrial relations
dc.subjectINNOVATION
dc.subjectINTERNATIONALIZATION
dc.subjectINVESTMENTS
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGE
dc.subjectothering
dc.subjectOTHERNESS
dc.subjectPROXIMITY
dc.subjectRELATIONAL DISTANCE
dc.titleOthering practices toward new firm owners: empirical insights from South-North firm acquisitions in Germany
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/zfw-2017-0037
dc.identifier.isiISI:000431421500003
dc.description.volume62
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage108
dc.description.endpage119
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8313-7931
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-4644-1448
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1187-5166
dc.contributor.researcheridAAB-6552-2019
dc.identifier.eissn23657693
dc.publisher.placeGENTHINER STRASSE 13, D-10785 BERLIN, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationZ. Wirtsch.
dcterms.oaStatusBronze
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-1187-5166-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidFrMa952-
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