Contributions to Management Science

Strategy Deployment in Business Units

Patterns of Operations Strategy Cascading Across Global Sites in a Manufacturing Firm

Authors: Schlickel, Maik

  • Useful guide for operations managers and practitioners as well as researchers of operations management  
  • Explains causalities about cause-and-effect relationships of operations improvements, displayed in system dynamics  
  • Reveals all relevant aspects of operations management improvements, like strategy cascading, company context, and leadership style of a company’s top-management team​
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About this book

This book reveals and presents the root-causes that lead to varying improvement performances across different locations of a global positioned manufacturing organization. Conducting a multiple case study analysis of manufacturing sites around the world, the author found that the quality of the strategy deployment process is vital, especially when it is clear to all affected employees—a situation we refer to as strategy cascading. But having a sound strategy cascading alone is not enough. The author worked out that a company, which achieves to align its sound strategy cascading with the company context and leadership style of its top-management team, is likely to realize more operations improvements than do companies that missed to do so. ​

About the authors

Maik Schlickel’s research focus is on strategy cascading and its alignment with leadership style and company context. Currently, Maik is head of quality management at Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. Before that he was first consultant conducting process optimization projects all around the world and then Operational Excellence Manager with global responsibility for the production system throughout nine manufacturing locations of a business division.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schlickel, Maik

    Pages 1-5

  • Review of the Literature on Strategy Cascading, Context, and Leadership

    Schlickel, Maik

    Pages 7-44

  • Research Design and Data Collection

    Schlickel, Maik

    Pages 45-62

  • The Relevance of Organizational Context to Strategy Cascading

    Schlickel, Maik

    Pages 63-95

  • The Effect of Leadership Style on Strategy Cascading

    Schlickel, Maik

    Pages 97-113

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33620-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42647-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strategy Deployment in Business Units
Book Subtitle
Patterns of Operations Strategy Cascading Across Global Sites in a Manufacturing Firm
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33621-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33621-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33620-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42647-6
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 187
Topics