Determinants of Organizational Flexibility: A Study in an Emerging Economy

Hatum, Andrés and Pettigrew, Andrew (2006) Determinants of Organizational Flexibility: A Study in an Emerging Economy. British Journal of Management, 17 (2). pp. 115-137.


This paper examines the processes of organizational adaptation and competitiveness of firms in an emerging economy. The study is set in the Argentinian context of the 1990s when a combination of economic and political change triggered a massive change in the competitive context of indigenous firms. Two highly flexible firms and two less-flexible firms are studied from the pharmaceutical and edible oil industries and longitudinal data are supplied to explore the determinants of organizational flexibility in those organizations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: SOCIOECONOMICS; COMPETITION; ORGANIZATIONAL effectiveness; EMERGING markets; TRANSITION economies; PHARMACEUTICAL industry; OIL industries (Oils & fats); ARGENTINA; Other Oilseed Processing; Fats and Oils Refining and Blending; Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing; OILS & fats, Edible
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 11:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06

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