Knowledge Management (KM) and R&D

You are the global subsidiary branch manager of a U.S.-based
MNE, Leather Extraordinaire, which manufactures leather goods. The Latin
American division exports the largest volume of goods due to the high quality
of leather and cheap labor, of which the majority is produced in Argentina. The
Argentine subsidiary is proposing to Headquarters to be given the mandate to
produce all of the leather clothing goods exported to Canada and the U.S. and
be termed the “Center of Distinction” for leather clothing.

What factors will you consider to determine if the Argentine
subsidiary is acting on good-faith efforts in the best interest of the MNE, or
if it is promoting its own self-interest, such as power, prestige and jobs?

How will you respond to the Argentine subsidiary?