Title: Managing multinational operations: from organisational structures to mental structures and from operations to innovations

Authors: Yves Doz

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Abstract: This paper retraces the changing focus of international management research from structural firms to interpersonal skills and multicultural capabilities. Matrix organisations, decision rights, information processing, knowledge integration, and global team are discussed as stages in the evolution of research as the underlying phenomenon moved from operational integration to global innovation.

Keywords: international management evolution; global innovation; multinational corporations; MNCs; matrix organisations; multicultural executives; multinationals; organisational structure; mental structures; interpersonal skills; multicultural capabilities; decision rights; information processing; knowledge integration; global teams; operational integration.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2016.073998

European Journal of International Management, 2016 Vol.10 No.1, pp.10 - 24

Published online: 17 Nov 2015 *

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