TITLE

Contingency Linkages Between Strategy and General Manager Characteristics: A Conceptual Examination

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta, Anil K.
PUB. DATE
July 1984
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Jul1984, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prior research relating general manager characteristics to organizational strategy has (a) tended to operationalize these characteristics in vague and untestable terms; (b) focused almost solely on the implications of differences in business unit level strategic mission; and (c) rarely examined strategy-general manager linkages in the context of a key criterion variable, namely, effectiveness. This paper develops specific testable propositions that link six managerial characteristics to strategy and effectiveness at two hierarchical levels: corporate and strategic business unit.
ACCESSION #
4279658

 

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