Wolf, J., & Egelhoff, W. G. (2013). An empirical evaluation of conflict in MNC matrix structure firms. International Business Review, 22(3), 591–601. This article discusses the generally held belief that matrix structures result in greater levels in internal conflict. The authors found that different types of matrixes had different levels of conflict.
Stanford, N. (2015). Guide to organization design: Creating high-performing and adaptable enterprises. Public Affairs. Chapter 3 of this e-book titled Organizational Structures provides a detail discussion of the basics of organizational structure, including the different types of structure, with organizational chart examples and a discussion of the logic of deciding between each type. This is a good primer if you have not studied organizational structure in a previous class or you want to review the basics again.
Fettig, K., Gacic, T., Koskal, A., Kuhn, A., & Stuber, F. (2018). Impact of Industry 4.0 on organizational structures [Conference presentation]. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC), Engineering, 1–8. This article looks at the cutting edge of the discussion of corporate organizational structure in the context of recent developments in digital technology such as continuous real-time communication of both humans and their machines. The authors used comparisons of French and German firms to frame their discussion.
Lupton, N., & Beamish, P. (2014). Organizational structure and knowledge-Practice diffusion in the MNC. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(4), 710–727. This article offers details on an important factor in structural decisions: knowledge management, or how knowledge is gathered, stored, and disseminated. A multinational corporation (MNC) can gain a strategic advantage by harnessing the knowledge gathered within its entire organization and utilizing it where it is needed.
Oladimeji, M. S., Eze, B. U., & Akanni, K. A. (2019). Structure and strategies of multinational enterprises in Nigeria. Emerging Markets Journal, 9(1), 63-68. This article provides a basic literature review on the link between strategy and international structural forms.
Worren, N. (2017). The matrix as a transitory form: The evolution of FMC technologies 2001-2016. Journal of Organization Design, 6(1), 1–14. This article focuses on the matrix structure but discusses it in relation to other structures with a case study of a large French American Engineering firm. The author made the interesting argument that a matrix structure may at least sometimes be a transitionary phase between more basic structures.