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Autonomy of Individuals and Organizations: Towards a Strategy Research Agenda

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  • David M. Brock

    (Department of Business Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Department of International Business, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

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    This paper presents a review of the use of autonomy in the organization literature and explores definitional and methodological issues. A typology of four combinations of autonomy and centralization, four matching strategic types, and several strategic contingency propositions are developed.

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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 57-73

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:2:y:2003:i:1:p:57-73

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    Keywords: autonomy; centralization; strategy;

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    1. Julia Roloff & Michael Aßländer, 2010. "Corporate Autonomy and Buyer–Supplier Relationships: The Case of Unsafe Mattel Toys," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 97(4), pages 517-534, December.

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