Strategy, structure, and performance of U.S. manufacturing and service MNCs: A comparative analysis
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 12, Issue 8, pages 589–606, November 1991
How to Cite
Habib, M. M. and Victor, B. (1991), Strategy, structure, and performance of U.S. manufacturing and service MNCs: A comparative analysis. Strat. Mgmt. J., 12: 589–606. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250120803
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Received: 15 OCT 1990
- Multinational corporations;
This study analyzes the strategy-structure fit and its effect on the economic performance of 144 U.S. manufacturing and service multinational corporations (MNCs). The results indicate that MNCs, irrespective of being services or manufacturing, choose their organization structure consistent with the theoretical fit prescription for the kind of strategy they are pursuing. However, the strategy-structure fit had no effect on service MNC economic performance. With manufacturing MNCs, mixed results regarding the fit-performance linkage were found. Based on the findings, implications and directions for future research are suggested.