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The Choice of Organizational Structure in the Internet Era: Flattening and Decentralization —— Based on Perspective of Dynamic Capabilities
American Journal of Management Science and Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 42-50
Received: Aug. 2, 2020; Accepted: Aug. 13, 2020; Published: Aug. 25, 2020
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Xiaoling Wang, School of Business, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
Yan Chen, Hangzhou Vanke Property Services Co. Ltd, Hangzhou, China
Bo Yang, School of Business, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
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In the Internet era, when information technology permeates into firm’s business process day by day, it is an urgent task to win competitive advantage by obtaining dynamic capabilities in super-competitive environment. This paper constructs the research model and puts forward the theoretical hypothesis on the basis of combing the existing relevant literature. Based on the mature organizational structure and dynamic ability scale, 328 valid sample data were empirically tested. The results show that the each dimension of organizational structure has a significant positive impact on the dynamic capabilities of the enterprise, that is, the flattening and the decentralization of the organization have a significant positive effect on the sense ability, the integration ability and the innovation ability. Then it puts forward the management enlightenment, limitation and research prospect. The contribution of this paper is to establish the research framework of organizational structure and dynamic capabilities from the perspective of dynamic capabilities, and point out that flattening and decentralization is a reasonable choice of enterprise organizational structure in the Internet era. This organizational structure is helpful for enterprises to sense the rapid changes of the market in time, efficiently integrate the internal and external resources, and obtain iterative and rolling competitive advantage through the innovation of technology and management.
Internet Era, Organizational Structure, Dynamic Capabilities, Flattening, Decentralization
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Xiaoling Wang, Yan Chen, Bo Yang, The Choice of Organizational Structure in the Internet Era: Flattening and Decentralization —— Based on Perspective of Dynamic Capabilities, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2020, pp. 42-50. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200504.11
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