Resource-based Theory and its Link to the Global Strategy, Structure and Performance Relationship: An Integrative Framework
The global strategy literature provides a basis for examining strategy, structure, and performance relationships in multinational firms. We develop a framework that examines these relationships and their linkages to the firm's intangible asset portfolio. Drawing on resource-based theory, this framework suggests that an on-going multinational firm's worldwide performance is dependent on the fit between its intangible asset portfolio, foreign market entry strategies, partner relationships, and worldwide organisational structure. Each of these dimensions can be linked back to the firm's worldwide strategy and the characteristics of its industry. Implications for research are discussed.
multinational corporations, MNCs, strategy-structure-performance relationships, resource-based theory, intangible assets, synergy, global strategy, partner relationships, organisational structure, foreign market entry strategies
Business Administration, Management, and Operations
Strategy and Organisation
International Journal of Management and Decision-Making
Thomas, Howard; Furrer, O.; Krug, J.; and Sudharshan, D..
Resource-based Theory and its Link to the Global Strategy, Structure and Performance Relationship: An Integrative Framework. (2004). International Journal of Management and Decision-Making. 5, (2-3), 99-116. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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