The Organisational Responses- to Diversification
In this chapter, the evolution of the organisational structures of German companies and, in particular, the adoption of the divisional structure will be analysed. The point of view will be taken that organisational change is not simply an adaptation to strategy, but also a cultural phenomenon. The selection of a very few from among the multitude of different relationships between the social and economic structures of a country, its institutional framework, its traditions and its value system, and the internal structure of enterprises which offer themselves for exploration necessarily implied that influences which other observers might have considered of greater importance to the understanding of internal characteristics of German frms were ignored.
KeywordsGerman Company Supervisory Board Collegial Management Organisational Response Staff Position
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