volume 29, issue 1, P116-142 2020
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-11-2019-0144
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Bruno Amann, Jacques Jaussaud, Johannes Schaaper

Abstract: Purpose Large multinational companies (MNCs) are strongly formalized, often standardized and complex with multiple hierarchical levels. Over the past few decades, MNCs have strengthened their coordination and control systems by creating regional headquarters (RHQs). This study aims to investigate how MNCs rearticulate control dimensions at RHQs, to coordinate and exert control over subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region. Design/methodology/approach Based on a survey of 86 French MNCs in the Asia-Pacific re…

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