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. ISSN 1559-2448. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This article reports the results of an industry-level study that seeks to identify empirical regularities between firm stra tegy, management style, organisational structure and performance in the Span ish 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 entr epreneurial culture and organisational structure. A move towards greater flexibil ity and/or adopting an entrepreneurial style are both likely to contribute to an improvement in the overall performance of the firm

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: strategic groups, business strate gy, management structure, fresh produce
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2008 09:30
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 09:49
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10232 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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