Multidivisional Organisational Structure


The concept assesses the importance of internal organisational structure in determining a firm’s performance and explores the strengths and limitations of a multidivisional organisational structure.

Technique Overview

Multidivisional Organisational Structure Definition

A multidivisional (M-form) structure is a decentralised organisational structure consisting of ‘self-contained units’ in which complementary tasks are grouped together as opposed to decomposed into specialised units (Furrer, 2011; Qian et al., 2006).

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  • Botten, N. (2009) CIMA: Enterprise Strategy. CIMA Official Exam Practice Kit, Elsevier, Oxford.
  • Chandler, A.D. (1962) Strategy and Structure. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Chandler, A.D. (1990) Scale and Scope. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Furrer, O. (2011) Corporate Level Strategy: Theory and Applications. Routledge, New York.

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