Multinational Corporations (MNCs) compete in a dynamic environment that calls for process integration and leverage of resources. MNCs require maximizing flexibility and local responsiveness, while maintaining control and integration. The appropriate global management of Information Technologies (IT) may aid in this endeavor by fostering the transfer of valuable IT, resulting in the reduction of development efforts duplication. Few research works have focused on the IT transfer process across national borders. Even fewer do so within the boundaries of organizations, rather than between firms. This research explores the factors that determine the extent to which subsidiaries of MNCs adopt usable IT that was developed at headquarters, thus fostering integration and leveraging the development resources.
Rodriguez-Abitia, Guillermo, "International IT Transfer in Multinational Corporations" (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 99.