Organizational capabilities and bottom line performance (ebook)The relationship between organizational architecture and strategic performance of business units in Dutch headquartered multinationals Bart Eikelenboom


This study addresses a key question in business: do organizational capabilities relate to bottom line performance? It is a hard struggle to assess intangible, organizational capabilities, but due to web-based technology, serious advances have been made to measure organizational architecture, a comprehensive conceptualization and dimensionalization of organizational capabilities.

Empirical data from Dutch headquartered multinationals demonstrate significant, positive relationships between more positive and more aligned organizational architectures and higher strategic performance – a new concept consisting of a combination of long-term and short-term performance indicators. Management plays an important role in setting a behavorial context that enables and inspires performance. This book shows what this means for management, particularly in the area of strategy implementation.

Bart Eikelenboom (Utrecht, 1968) graduated in Public Administration (University of Twente, 1992) and Business Administration (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1992). He has been working as a consultant, manager and managing consultant. Since 2001, he lectured Strategic Management at Utrecht Business School. He conducted his Ph.D. research at the Strategy Center of Universiteit Nyenrode.