Robert A. Simons

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Tales of great strategies derailed by poor execution are all too common. That's because some organizations are designed to fail. For a company to achieve its potential, each employee's supply of organizational resources should equal the demand, and the same balance must apply to every business unit and to the company as a whole. To carry out his or her job,(More)
This paper reports the collective finding from 102 field studies that look at the relationship between two organization design variables: span of control and span of accountability. Clustering the data yields propositions suggesting that the relationship between these variables may be an important determinant of strategic exploitation and exploration(More)
This paper stresses the need for a sound theoretical specification of the construct interactive use of control systems (ICS) prior to fitting it to explanatory models. In particular, two areas related to the theoretical specification of ICS are highlighted: 1) the delineation of the construct’s domain, and 2) the selection of the appropriate measurement(More)
Purpose – This paper seeks to reduce the lack of quantitative research by addressing diminution in value to non-residential property resulting from environmental contamination. Design/methodology/approach – This meta-analysis extracts data from approximately a dozen peer-reviewed articles and 100 case studies from real estate appraisers in the USA. A(More)
This study focuses on the relationship between business strategy, organization structure, and diagnostic control systems. The project analyzes data from 75 field studies to illustrate how managers adjust span of accountability and span of control to motivate different levels of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior. Six propositions are derived(More)
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