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The Organisation of Multibusiness Corporations: Four Roles of the Corporate Office


  • David J. Collis

    () (Harvard Business School)


This paper derives four archetypal roles for the corporate office in diversified companies and a set of hypotheses about the organisation structure, systems and processes of each from an analysis of the resources which justify the existence of the corporation as a multibusiness entity.

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  • David J. Collis, 1998. "The Organisation of Multibusiness Corporations: Four Roles of the Corporate Office," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm42, Yale School of Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm42

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    • D29 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Other


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