The Differentiated Network: Organizing Multinational Corporations for Value Creation

Published on Feb 19, 1997
Refik Culpan8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Pennsylvania State University)
Preface. The Differentiated Network. DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION IN THE DIFFERENTIATED NETWORK. Distributed Innovation in Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Optimal Slack for Distributed Innovation. Creation, Adoption, and Diffusion of Innovations Across the MNC. DIFFERENTIATION AND INTEGRATION. Internal Differentiation Within the MNC. Formal Structure and Shared Values. Integration Through Interunit Communication. Integration Through Interpersonal Networks. LIMITS AND EXTENSIONS OF THE DIFFERENTIATED NETWORK. Requisite Complexity. Beyond the Differentiated Network. Methodological Appendix. References. The Author. Index.
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Sumantra Ghoshal40
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Estimated H-index: 7
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Published on Dec 15, 2009 in Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents
Marco Remondino3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Turin),
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Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Turin),
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Published on Jan 1, 1999in Management International Review 2.28
Simon Peck8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 46
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Estimated H-index: 2
Varinder P. Singh2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of Small Business Strategy
Kaustav Misra5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Saginaw Valley State University),
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Pedro Rocha Lima Massa1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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