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Analysing linkages between strategy, performance, management structure and culture in the Spanish fresh produce industry

Garcia Martinez, Marian and Poole, Nigel (2004) 'Analysing linkages between strategy, performance, management structure and culture in the Spanish fresh produce industry.' International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 7 (4). pp. 16-39.

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Abstract

This article reports the results of an industry-level study that seeks to identify empirical regularities between firm strategy, management style, organisational structure and performance in the Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable (fresh produce) industry using strategic group analysis. Groups were formed from key dimensions reflecting firms’ strategic orientations. Performance levels did not differ systematically between strategic groups, but performance was found to be influenced by the alignment between entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure. A move towards greater flexibility and/or adopting an entrepreneurial style are both likely to contribute to an improvement in the overall performance of the firm.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: strategic group analysis Spain performance
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Financial and Management Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 10967508
Depositing User: Nigel Poole
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2009 14:38
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/6237

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