- International management
- Global strategy
- Subpar performance in foreign subsidiaries
- Emerging markets
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Vanessa C. Hasse is an Assistant Professor in International Business at the Ivey Business School. She is the recipient of the 2017 D’Amore-McKim School of Business Northeastern University Best Dissertation Award and her work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal.
Her current research focus lies on exploring the phenomenon of managerial responses to subpar performing foreign subsidiaries, with a particular emphasis on investigating the impact of time (e.g. timing, sequencing), as well as the impact cultural dimensions may have on managerial decisions such as expatriate staffing.
Recent Refereed Articles
Shin, D. J.; Hasse, V. C.; Schotter, A.,
2017, "Multinational Enterprises within Cultural Space and Place: Integrating Cultural Distance and Cultural Tightness-Looseness", Academy of Management Journal, June 60(3): 904 - 921.
Abstract: Prior research into the effects of cultural differences between MNE home and host countries on expatriate staffing decisions in foreign subsidiaries has produced a large number of conflicting findings. We address some of these conflicting findings and aim to advance theory in two ways. First, we draw on transaction cost economics to explain why and how the effects of cultural distance on the proportion of expatriate parent-country nationals form a curvilinear instead of a linear relationship, as commonly proposed. Second, we integrate the values-based cultural distance concept with the norms-based tightness-looseness concept. This allows us to simultaneously account for cultural differences between countries and location-bound normative cultural effects within countries, which cannot be overcome solely through expatriate learning and adaptation. Using a large global dataset of Japanese MNEs, we find support for a convex relationship between cultural distance and the proportion of expatriate parent-country nationals. We also find a moderating (steepening) effect of tightness-looseness on this relationship. The results reconcile some of the tensions between the subjectivists' values-based approach, which positions culture in the shared cognitions realm, and the structuralists' approach, which places culture in a normative situational environment.
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Honours & Awards
- Finalist for the 2018 International HRM Scholarly Research Award (with co-authors Shin, D. and Schotter, A.), Academy of Management; based on nominations
- Best Reviewer Award 2018 (Academy of Management, IM Division)
- Winner of the 2017 IM Division D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University Best Dissertation Award in International Management, Academy of Management
- Finalist for the 2017 Buckley and Casson AIB Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business
- Best Reviewer Award 2017 (Academy of Management, IM Division)
- Best Reviewer Award 2016 (Academy of Management, IM Division)
- Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016 (Academy of Management, ODC Division)
- Best Conference Reviewer Award 2016 (Academy of International Business)
- Finalist for the 2015 International Management Division Best Paper Award in OB/HRM/OT (with co-authors Shin, D. and Schotter, A.), Academy of Management