Apr 1, 2020

【KAKEN】Implications of Bridge Individuals and Bridging Roles for Headquarter-Subsidiary Relationships: a Mixed Method Empirical Study of Multinational Companies

Research Category

Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists > Basic Section 07080:Business administration-related

Project Period

2020-04-01 – 2023-03-31

Principal Investigator

Senior Lecturer Ting LIU


  • bridge individuals / bridging roles / headquarter&subsidiary / language&cultural skills / multinational companies


This research utilizes a mixed-method approach with a qualitative explorative study and a quantitative theory testing study, to investigate a relatively new and unexplored research topic: bridge individuals, bridging roles, and their implications for the headquarter (HQ)-subsidiary relationships of multinational companies (MNCs).