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 [cid:[log in to unmask]] Reconceptualising Hierarchies: The Disaggregation and Dispersion of Headquarters in Multinational Corporations<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12313/full> Phillip C. Nell, Philip Kappen and Tomi Laamanen MNE Headquarters Disaggregation: The Formation Antecedents of Regional Management Centers<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12285/full> 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<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12287/full> Eva A. Alfoldi, Sara L. McGaughey and L. Jeremy Clegg Explaining mandate loss of regional headquarters: The difference between full and partial loss<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12310/full> Perttu Kähäri, Iiris Saittakari, Rebecca Piekkari and Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen Disaggregating the Corporate Headquarters: Investor Reactions to Inversion Announcements by US Firms<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12286/full> Arjen H. L. Slangen, Marc Baaij and Riccardo Valboni Global Cities, Connectivity, and the Location Choice of MNC Regional Headquarters<http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12290/full> René Belderbos, Helen S. Du and Anthony Goerzen ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.