Formal and Informal Coordination Mechanisms
As has been shown in the preceding Chapters, MNCs are characterised by internationally dispersed activities. To integrate all these activities and organisational units of the MNC under a common strategy, coordination is necessary. In this Chapter, an overview of different coordination mechanisms is given, including the strengths and weaknesses of each mechanism. Also, theories that are used to explain the choice of certain coordination mechanisms are discussed.
KeywordsCoordination Mechanism Corporate Culture Organisational Unit Foreign Subsidiary Informal Communication
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