A reexamination and extension of international strategy–structure theory
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 181–189, February 2002
How to Cite
Wolf, J. and Egelhoff, W. G. (2002), A reexamination and extension of international strategy–structure theory. Strat. Mgmt. J., 23: 181–189. doi: 10.1002/smj.210
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2002
- Manuscript Revised: 31 MAY 2001
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUN 1999
- organization structure;
- multinational corporations
Using a sample of 95 German firms, the study finds general support for the traditional fits of international strategy–structure theory. Employing an information-processing perspective, the study conceptually and empirically extends existing theory (1) to address strategy–structure fit for various types of matrix structure, and (2) by adding two new elements of international strategy to the existing international strategy–structure model: the level of international transfers and level of foreign R&D. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.