Strategy Deployment in Business Units

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

  • Maik Schlickel

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Maik Schlickel
    Pages 1-5
  3. Maik Schlickel
    Pages 45-62
  4. Maik Schlickel
    Pages 169-172
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-187

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. ​


Company Context Improvement Performance Leadership Style Strategy Cascading Strategy Deployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Maik Schlickel
    • 1
  1. 1.PaderbornGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Physica, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33620-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33621-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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