Journal article

Do Chinese corporations take their governance practices abroad? Evidence from Chinese mining subsidiaries in Australia

Xueli Huang, Warren Staples

Thunderbird International Business Review | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Directors of firms are theorized to fulfil control, service and resource dependence roles. However, the ways in which directors’ of Chinese MNCs govern their foreign subsidiaries, and perform these roles remains unclear. Building on the institutional logics perspective, this study explores the roles enacted by the boards of directors eight Chinese-controlled companies in Australia to gain an appreciation of their governance practices. In depth semi-structured interviews with insider and independent directors, consultants and market analysts were undertaken. A content analysis of company annual reports and web sites complimented primary sources of data on board functions. Findings reveal that..

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