Limits and Opportunities of a Matrix Organization [electronic resource] : A Study of Coordination Mechanisms within a Multiple Brand Organization / by Jasmine Shahani
- AutoUni - Schriftenreihe, 1867-3635 ; 149
- Decision-making Types in the Matrix -- Knowledge Sharing in the Matrix to Facilitate Exploration Activities -- Organizational Culture and Identity Issues -- Boundary Spanning Activities and Skills.
- This book investigates the functioning of contemporary matrix organizations based on a case study of a German leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. It creates a framework for research of matrix organizations and demonstrates empirically how a contemporary MNC can promote lateral coordination through the use of a matrix organization. The significant issues of decision-making and conflict in matrix structures, as well as the role of organizational cultures is analysed. The importance of boundary spanning as well as the boundary spanning skills needed and developed by a matrix organization have been identified. This work brings significant empirical understanding of matrix organizations thanks to a rich research field combined with a novel framework for analysis of matrix organizations. Contents Decision-making Types in the Matrix Knowledge Sharing in the Matrix to Facilitate Exploration Activities Organizational Culture and Identity Issues Boundary Spanning Activities and Skills Target Groups Scientists and students in the field of organizational behaviour, human resources, management and international business Managers in complex and large organizations, HR professionals About the Author Jasmine Shahani is a French-British Business Administration graduate who did her PhD at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). She now works with Human Resources Strategy within the automotive industry, focusing on cultural change and facilitating collaboration across brands.
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