JOURNAL ARTICLE | Strategic Management Journal | 12 | July 1991
Implementing Global Strategies: The Role of Procedural Justice
While work in the field of global strategic management has largely focused on defining the content of effective global strategies and on prescribing winning strategic moves for multinationals, this research argues the importance of the process through which global strategies are generated, in particular the perceived procedural justice of that process. Drawing on theoretical heritage of justice-based research, this study first explored the meaning of procedural justice by an investigation of the specific criteria used by subsidiary top managers to define what they perceive to be a fair process in global strategy making. Second, the importance of procedural justice was assessed by an examination of its effects on the higher order attitudes of commitment, trust, and social harmony as well as on the lower order attitude of outcome satisfaction in subsidiary top management.