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Jan Schmitt
Vienna University of Economics and Business
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#1Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
#2Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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How will digitalization influence the role of corporate headquarters (CHQs) and their relationships with their operating units? We recently asked 67 senior CHQ managers this question. The results suggest that CHQs expect to become more powerful and more involved in their operating units. These conclusions seem to be driven by perceptions that the ongoing digitalization will provide CHQ managers with more timely and better information. In this “Point of View,” we discuss the potential pitfalls of...
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#1Alfredo Valentino (Libera!)H-Index: 2
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
Last.Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
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We investigate the effect of changing national institutions on relocations of intermediary HQs. Using a dataset of 154 cross-border relocations between the period from 2000 to 2015, we draw on the intermediary HQ's middle position within the MNC and investigate how a decrease in institutional quality in the HQ's host country and a change in institutional distance between different MNC units affect the relocation decision. Our findings advance the emergent literature on HQ relocations as well as ...
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#2Jan SchmittH-Index: 1
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In this report, we investigate how the digital transformation impacts headquarters (HQs). Drawing on 85 survey responses from corporate and divisional HQ managers in Austria, we find that the digital transformation is expected to fundamentally change the HQ of the future in terms of how the HQ will derive decisions, how it will interact with its subunits, and how the HQ will add value to the firm. The majority of firms see the digital transformation primarily as an opportunity to increase the va...
#1Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
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In this study, we investigate how managers perceive Austria as one of Europe's prime locations for divisional and corporate headquarters (HQ) and how this might change in the context of the ongoing digital transformation. Drawing on our quantitative survey results, we find that Austria as a HQ location will remain attractive and seems to be well prepared for the digital transformation. 74% of our respondents rate the technological infrastructure in Austria as positive. Similarly, the access to d...
#2Jan SchmittH-Index: 1
Last.Benoit DecretonH-Index: 4
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Headquarters (HQs) represent central units within corporationsi and their goal is to add value to the firm and its respective subunits. They do so by taking over various responsibilities, such as allocating resources within the firm, coordinating and monitoring subunits, and identifying and realizing synergies, among others. HQs are also important for the economy of the countries they are located in, as they offer for example high-value employment, increased demand for related business services ...
#1Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
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In this report, we examine how digitalization influences the roles, structures and responsibilities of headquarters (HQs). We draw on 67 survey responses from top managers in corporate, divisional, and regional HQs located in Denmark and find that digitalization is expected to fundamentally change how HQs will operate. The vast majority of study participants spot a wide variety of opportunities arising from HQ digitalization and particularly highlight the potential for increased value creation a...
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
Last.Benoit Decreton (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 4
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#1Phillip Christopher Nell (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
#2Jan Schmitt (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 1
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