Review of Peer Hull Kristensen and Jonathan Zeitlin, Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation

American Journal of Sociology, p. 931, 2005

4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2014

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Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

What does globalization mean for the modern corporation? There is a lot of theory out there. Many have taken the intrepid step of speculating about the implications for the firm. Few have gone to the trouble to look into the matter. Looking at how a multinational actually operates is not for the faint of heart. In practice, the modern multinational involves thousands of different stories about a hydra-headed monstrosity. Taking on a task like this could make one yearn for the time when studying an organization meant copying the organization chart.

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Dobbin, Frank, Review of Peer Hull Kristensen and Jonathan Zeitlin, Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation (2005). American Journal of Sociology, p. 931, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2412611

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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