Achieving power and influence over an increasingly international network of operations is a challenge that multinational managers try to cope with. In most cases the strategy makes the difference between success and failure, beyond the availability of resources, the timing and the combination of the human outcomes may help determine the shape of successful strategies. The study of Japanese MNEs in Spain aims to provide new light or evidence to support or falsate the arguments that Agency theory and transaction cost theory postulate. It also intends to remark the role of Information technologies as potential mechanisms of control and influence. Control entails the engagement of more resources in overlooking one’s interests and in that regard the firms must face choices of keeping controls loose or tight.