The goal of this paper is to investigate the link between existing organization strategy-structure and the management of end user computing, in a multinational setting. This paper attempts to answer the question: Is there any consistency between the multinational strategy-structure and its end user computing strategy? The factors influencing the degree of fit between the organization strategy and end-user strategy will also be identified. Recommendations based on the preliminary investigation are made for tackling some of the problem areas. This preliminary investigation is followed by a detailed survey of multinational corporations. Though the results from the survey are not currently available, the initial results from the case studies in this research are presented and discussed.
Basu, Suvojit; Kumar, Anil; and Schlientz, Donald, "Investigating the Link Between Multinational Strategy-Structure and Management of End User Computing" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 140.