Diffusion and Isomorphism in Organizations: The Multinational Case

Spanish Journal of Sociological Research (REIS), Vol. 86, pp. 79-94, 1999

Posted: 25 Apr 2011

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Xavier Coller

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Tony Edwards

King's College London

Chris Rees

Royal Holloway, University of London

Date Written: April, 21 2011

Abstract

Although the sociology of organisations and work increasingly focuses on multinational firms, we still know very little about the impact of the internationalisation of production on the tendency for isomorphism observed in the plants operated by multinational firms. Drawing from a study of three multinational firms, the authors contend that transnational networks of managers and the system of corporate competition among plants contribute to disseminating forms of work and of organising production which make the multinational’s subsidiaries increasingly similar.

Suggested Citation

Coller, Xavier and Edwards, Tony and Rees, Chris, Diffusion and Isomorphism in Organizations: The Multinational Case (April, 21 2011). Spanish Journal of Sociological Research (REIS), Vol. 86, pp. 79-94, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1817607

Xavier Coller

Universidad Pablo de Olavide ( email )

Seville, Seville
Spain

Tony Edwards

King's College London ( email )

Chris Rees (Contact Author)

Royal Holloway, University of London ( email )

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