Deakin University
Browse
orr-impactofinternationalisation-2007.pdf (58.74 kB)

Impact of internationalisation on business decision-making: the Australian experience

Download (58.74 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2007-08-01, 00:00 authored by Stuart Orr
The research considered the impact on the range of decision areas available to strategy setting for organisations internationalising part of their operations to reduce costs. The research utilised qualitative research data collected from interviews with 10 CEOs based on a structured interview guide formulated around the principal issues identified in the literature. Thematic analysis was used to extract evidence in relation to issues identified in the literature as well as new issues not currently identified .It found that internationalisation significantly reduced the range of decision areas available for strategic decision making. This affected the range of inputs to the formulation process, as well as the strategic choice options available. Organisations internationalising operations to reduce costs should increase levels of staff involvement through revolutionary strategy formulation processes, adopted more centralised corporate strategy processes and utilise a clearly differentiated and sequential relationship between corporate and business level strategies. The findings indicate that different strategy formulation processes are required for different levels of internationalisation of operations to reduce operating costs. Research into international strategy must recognize the change in the approach to strategy formulation that occurs as organisations increase their level of international operations. Future research to identify whether the currently generally adopted strategy formulation processes are adequate for all levels of internationalisation of operations should be pursued.

History

Journal

International review of business research papers

Volume

3

Pagination

255 - 266

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1837-5685

eISSN

1832-9543

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, World Business Institute

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC