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Pattern in Corporate Evolution$
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Neil M. Kay

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242115

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.001.0001

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. Strategy and Structure

. Strategy and Structure

(p.247) 12. Strategy and Structure
Pattern in Corporate Evolution


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This chapter discusses an approach to issues of organization design that helps to develop an integrated perspective dealing with a variety of organizational forms. These include hybrid structures such as matrix organization, as well as standard functional and divisional forms of organization. The chapter first examines the role of synergy and complementarity in coordinating resources. It then looks at the problems involved in the decomposition of various strategies into different organization designs. The chapter also reviews some problems posed by the multinational enterprise for organizational design and examines the matrix solution in this context.

Keywords:   organization design, matrix organization, organization, multinational enterprise, matrix solution

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