Title: Enhancing operational performance in production subsidiaries : balancing autonomy, leveraging embeddedness
Authors : Golini, Ruggero
Deflorin, Patricia
Scherrer, Maike
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 21st international annual EurOMA conference on operations management in an innovation economy
Conference details: 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference on Operations management in an innovation economy, Palermo, 20.-25. Juni 2014
Editors of the parent work: Perrone, Giovanni
Bruccoleri, Manfredi
Publisher / Ed. Institution : European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Operational performance; Internal/external embeddedness; Plant autonomy
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: Autonomy, a central mechanism to coordinate manufacturing networks, is mainly reported as positively influencing performance. Next, internal and external embeddedness are found to influence performance positively. In the study at hand, we link autonomy, internal and external embeddedness and performance (efficiency and effectiveness) and analyse the relationships from an operations management perspective. In doing so, we find that autonomy has a significant and negative effect on efficiency and that internal and external embeddedness have a significant and positive effect on operational performance. We conclude that internal embeddedness is worthwhile to strive for and achievable through tighter plant control from headquarters.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Enterprise Development (ZUE)
Publication type: Conference Paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13172
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