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In this paper a new analytical framework is developed to examine the emergent spatial and functional reorganizations of large firms that are intimately related to the use of corporate networks. The framework is developed through a systematic analysis of the various types of relationships between information technology and corporate reorganization, and the identification of the key elements and dimensions of corporate reorganizations. It allows for specific organizational changes to be understood within the overall context of corporate reorganization in the firm, and most of all, to be easily seen as in some way related to the use of corporate networks. Unlike previous studies in which the role of space and place has mostly been marginalized, in this inquiry geography is regarded as an integral part of the development of corporate networks and corporate reorganizations. By centrally focusing on the intersections between corporate networks, large firms, and geography, I conceptualize a wide range of phenomena that are observed in real organizations, and speculate on their implications for the future form of organizations and urban and regional development.
Author(s): Li F
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Environment and Planning A
ISSN (print): 0308-518X
ISSN (electronic): 1472-3409
Publisher: Pion Ltd.
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