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Managing multinationals

Geoffrey Jones

in Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199272099
eISBN:
9780191602184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272093.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The organisational history of multinationals involved a constant search for the most effective means to control and benefit from cross-border operations. Variants of the multinational, international, ... More


Standardization and Fashion Trends

Nils Brunsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Great uniformity can exist across space but a small one across time. Many actors share similarities in each period but the characteristics that are similar are not stable. Instead, these ... More


Gender and New Organizational Forms

Gail Hebson and Irena Grugulis

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter explores changing organizational forms from a gendered perspective. The first section discusses whether fluid organizational boundaries challenge gender segregation by identifying the ... More


Introduction: Fragmenting Work Across Organizational Boundaries

Damian Grimshaw, Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Hugh Willmott

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the blurring of organizational boundaries and fragmentation of work, which are increasing uncertainty and ambiguity in employment relations. It ... More


The Institutional Environment

W. Mark Fruin

in The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288985
eISBN:
9780191596285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288980.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the institutional environment of late nineteenth and early twentieth‐century Japan, highlighting the role of government and emerging private firms in shaping the business and ... More


Towards the Flexible Form

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0096
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Significant changes that redefine the competitive environment have driven various organizations to re-examine their organization designs and flexible capabilities. Since an ideal flexible form has ... More


Characterizing the ‘New Public Management’

EWAN FERLIE, LYNN ASHBURNER, LOUISE FITZGERALD, and ANDREW PETTIGREW

in The New Public Management in Action

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289029
eISBN:
9780191684661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289029.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

With the rise of new organizational forms, roles, and cultures in the 1980s, something had to be done about the management and organization of the UK public services, particularly on issues regarding ... More


Discovering Flexible Corporations of the Future: Managerial and Theoretical Implications

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0117
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Experimentations with new and different types of flexible organizational forms have emerged from competitive forces that have become increasingly changing. While some companies and managers have ... More


Reengineering Health Care: The Complexities of Organizational Transformation

Terry McNulty and Ewan Ferlie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269075
eISBN:
9780191699351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269075.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Organizations are being urged to experiment with new structures and processes. A ‘process perspective’ on organizing is emerging as a major challenge to ‘functional’ principles of organizing ... More


Putting Information Technology in its Place: Towards Flexible Integration in the Network Age?

Fergus Murray and Hugh Willmott

in Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289395
eISBN:
9780191684692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter evaluates the role allocated to technology within current ideas on the development of new organizational forms — and in particular the notion of networked organizations. Critical of the ... More


Introduction

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book is described as a collection of essays derived from papers in Industrial and Corporate Change that deal with issues lying at the intersection of the theory of the firm, industrial dynamics, ... More


New Forms for New Times

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In order to set the scene for the investigations that follow, this chapter reviews the current literature on changing organizational form. It explores three groups of literature. The first, ... More


Merchant Capitalism and the Great Transition

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the stakes of the book's argument, situating the English East India Company with respect to some of the larger processes of transition and change in the early modern period and ... More


Controlling Electronic Commerce Transactions

Robin Mansell and W. Edward Steinmueller

in Mobilizing the Information Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295570
eISBN:
9780191685149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

For several observers, electronic commerce or e-commerce accounts for the beginnings of a novel commercial paradigm, as well as of a new general paradigm for how the suppliers of various services and ... More


Organizational Arrangements for European Union Administrative Action

Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. TÜrk

in Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199286485
eISBN:
9780191730894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the organizational forms central to European administrative governance. It sets out the central features of these forms, their rationale(s) and, wherever possible, offers an ... More


Outsourcing and Insourcing Strategies for Innovators: Opportunities and Limits *

David J. Teece

in Managing Intellectual Capital: Organizational, Strategic, and Policy Dimensions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295426
eISBN:
9780191596964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295421.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Managing virtual corporations confronts a trade‐off between incentives and control, and an alliance can achieve some of the coordination of an integrated company, but the members of an alliance can ... More


“Unstable, Redundant, and Limited”: The Puzzle of American Business Associations

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter first sketches Max Weber's theory of business associations, highlighting issues of organizational form, cultural orientation, and political process. This perspective shapes social ... More


The Standardization of Organizational Forms as a Cropping‐up Process

Nils Brunsson

in Reform as Routine: Organizational Change and Stability in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198296706
eISBN:
9780191860195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198296706.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A key argument in institutional theories of organization is that organizational forms are strongly influenced by widely held norms and ideas about the kind of organizational forms that are natural, ... More


Restructuring Networks in Post-Socialism: Legacies, Linkages and Localities

Gernot Grabher and David Stark (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290209
eISBN:
9780191684791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290209.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Political Economy

This book is about change in Central and Eastern Europe, and social and economic change more generally. In contrast to the dominant ‘transition framework’ that examines organizational forms in ... More


Incentives, Information, and Organizational Form

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

We model an organization as a hierarchy of managers erected on top of a technology (here consisting of a collection of plants). In our framework, the role of a manager is to take steps to reduce the ... More


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