The management of internationalization: structural modifications and inter-organizational significance

Myropi Garri, Nikolaos Konstantopoulos

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Abstract

The organizational structure of internationalized enterprises and the potential change of company structure occurring due to company’s internationalization are fields that have not been widely researched. In addition, there is little empirical evidence regarding the interconnection between the existence of special departments supporting the internationalization activity and other special organizational and operational characteristics of the firm.
This paper identifies the organizational structure of internationalized manufacturing companies, along with the potential modification of the company’s structure emerging due to the internationalization of their business activity. It recognizes the level of significance of the internationalization activity for the company.
Results presented in this paper provide evidence of organizational change taking place as creation of new departments due to company’s internationalization. This fact is positively correlated with years of business activity in foreign markets. We observe high significance of the internationalization activity for most enterprises along with a slight interc
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-135
JournalEconomics and Management: Current Issues and Perspectives Journal
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • organizational structure,
  • organizational change,
  • internationalization department,
  • internationalization

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