Formal Control and Strategic Growth Initiatives: An Entrepreneurial Perspective

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Abstract

Growth initiatives have been recognized as important means for corporate entrepreneurship. In this paper, we apply a control perspective on such initiatives and examine the impact of various types of formal controls, their antecedents as well as mediating factors on their performance. In order to examine these complex relationships, we employ structural equation modeling and use a unique data-set comprised of survey data of 201 corporations in six countries. Our findings suggest that the three control mechanisms of input, behavior and output control differ in their impact on growth initiatives. This impact is mediated by factors such as learning and micro-political activities. These results enrich our understanding about the relationships between control and corporate entrepreneurship.

Authors Kreutzer, Markus; Lechner, Christoph & Herrmann, Andreas
Language English
Keywords Control; Strategic Growth Initiatives; Behavioral Theory; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Learning; Politics
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 13 October 2008
Event Title 28th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference
Event Location Cologne, Germany
Event Dates 12.-15.10.2008
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Markus Kreutzer
Date Deposited 03 Apr 2008 13:19
Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 11:20
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/44378

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Kreutzer, Markus; Lechner, Christoph & Herrmann, Andreas: Formal Control and Strategic Growth Initiatives: An Entrepreneurial Perspective. 2008. - 28th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference. - Cologne, Germany.

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