Scientific article

Rethinking the role of the centre in the multidivisional firm: A retrospective

Published inLong range planning, vol. 50, no. 1, p. 8-16
Publication date2017

Nowadays, diversified companies or business groups are the norm rather than the exception. Most multibusiness or multi-unit firms are organised as a multidivisional firm (M-form firms). They are structured into semi-autonomous divisions or operating units that report to a corporate headquarters (CHQ) to guide, control and coordinate the group. There are many different ways to manage the role of such a corporate center. Also, over the past decades, these roles had to change, owing to the changing requirements from the business environment and new approaches to managing the roles.

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AMBOS, Tina, MUELLER-STEWENS, Guenter. Rethinking the role of the centre in the multidivisional firm: A retrospective. In: Long range planning, 2017, vol. 50, n° 1, p. 8–16. doi: 10.1016/j.lrp.2016.11.003
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