Configurations of strategy and structure: Towards a synthesis
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 233–249, May/June 1986
How to Cite
Miller, D. (1986), Configurations of strategy and structure: Towards a synthesis. Strat. Mgmt. J., 7: 233–249. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250070305
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 27 DEC 1984
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUN 1984
There already exists a substantial body of work dealing with the relationships between strategy and structure. But most of the studies oversimplify things by focusing mainly on diversification and divisionalization. Recent literature has derived more complex and integrated views of strategy and structure, much of it isolating common types, ‘gestalts’, or configurations. This paper suggests a new approach for examining the relationships between strategy and structure and proposes some functional linkages between several complex strategic and structural configurations.