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Reconceptualising Hierarchies: The Disaggregation and Dispersion of Headquarters in Multinational Corporations

Nell, Phillip C. and Kappen, Philip and Laamanen, Tomi (2017) Reconceptualising Hierarchies: The Disaggregation and Dispersion of Headquarters in Multinational Corporations. Journal of Management Studies, 54 (8). pp. 1121-1143. ISSN 00222380

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Abstract

In this paper, we provide an introduction to the Special Issue entitled "Divide and Rule? The Emergence and Implications of Increasingly Disaggregated and Dispersed Headquarters Activities in Contemporary Firms". The purpose is two-fold. First, we propose a conceptualization of headquarters activities as a dynamic system in which activities can be distributed organizationally and spatially. We explicitly break with the dominant view of the prior research on "the headquarters" as a single, identifiable unit in one specific location. Second, building on the manuscripts accepted for publication in this Special Issue, we outline research implications and put forward an agenda for research on the emergence and continuous management of disaggregated and dispersed headquarters systems.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12313. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. To see the final version of this paper please visit the publisher's website. Access to the published version may require a subscription.
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > International Business > Nell
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 12:21
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 19:24
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URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5890

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