Dear colleagues,

We are happy to share with you the links to the articles of the Journal of Management Studies Special Issue:

"Divide and Rule? The Emergence and Implications of Increasingly Disaggregated and Dispersed Headquarters Activities in Contemporary Firms".

The papers offer fresh empirical and theoretical insights as well as new conceptualizations. The introductory paper also describes a wide range of research opportunities and interesting theoretical questions for example from the perspectives of Agency Theory, Information Processing Theory, and Institutional Theory.

Best regards,

Phillip C. Nell, Philip Kappen and Tomi Laamanen, Guest Editors

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Reconceptualising Hierarchies: The Disaggregation and Dispersion of Headquarters in Multinational Corporations<>
Phillip C. Nell, Philip Kappen and Tomi Laamanen

MNE Headquarters Disaggregation: The Formation Antecedents of Regional Management Centers<>
Andreas P. J. Schotter, Maximilian Stallkamp and Brian C. Pinkham

Firm Bosses or Helpful Neighbours? The Ambiguity and Co-Construction of MNE Regional Management Mandates<>
Eva A. Alfoldi, Sara L. McGaughey and L. Jeremy Clegg

Explaining mandate loss of regional headquarters: The difference between full and partial loss<>
Perttu Kähäri, Iiris Saittakari, Rebecca Piekkari and Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen

Disaggregating the Corporate Headquarters: Investor Reactions to Inversion Announcements by US Firms<>
Arjen H. L. Slangen, Marc Baaij and Riccardo Valboni

Global Cities, Connectivity, and the Location Choice of MNC Regional Headquarters<>
René Belderbos, Helen S. Du and Anthony Goerzen

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