The Nature and Transformation of Corporate Headquarters: A Review of Recent Literature and a Research Agenda

Ferlie, Ewan and Pettigrew, Andrew (1996) The Nature and Transformation of Corporate Headquarters: A Review of Recent Literature and a Research Agenda. Journal of Management Studies, 33 (4). pp. 495-523.

Abstract

In this paper we suggest that the study of attempts to secure headquarters level change may now be of increasing significance. Evidence of a wave of HQ level change is beginning to accumulate and requires further investigation. The twin purposes of this paper are: (1) in descriptive terms, to gather such evidence as is already available about the nature and extent of HQ level change; to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the extant literature; to suggest where further descriptive work needs to take place; and (2) in explanatory terms, to build some initial and alternative organizational and managerial theories that could inform the study of HQ change; to propose a medium-term research agenda that can be tested in the field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: corporate governance; leadership; strategic change
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2011 12:31
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1514

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