Organizational Control and Strategic Growth Initiatives - A Contingency Perspective

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Abstract

This study focuses on formal and informal control modes used by organizations to manage their growth initiatives. Drawing on the literature on growth, organizational control, and contingency theory, we develop and empirically test a set of hypotheses aimed at explaining how different types of growth initiatives are controlled to achieve superior performance. Survey data collected from 201 corporations in six industries serve to test the hypotheses. Results of moderated regression analysis highlight the importance of adopting the control mode to the specific type of initiative. An initiative's degree of internal and external risk as well as exploration are found to moderate the relationships between formal and informal control and initiative performance.

Authors Kreutzer, Markus; Lechner, Christoph & Cardinal, Laura
Projects Lechner, Christoph; Sch├Ądler, Jens & Kreutzer, Markus (2006) Strategy Making and Strategic Initiatives [applied research project] Official URL
Language English
Keywords Organizational Control, Strategic Initiatives, Growth, Contingency Theory
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 13 October 2009
Page Range 1-7
Number of Pages 7
Event Title 29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference
Event Location Washington DC
Event Dates 11.-14.10.2009
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Markus Kreutzer
Date Deposited 28 Sep 2009 08:28
Last Modified 24 Jan 2018 12:47
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/56366

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Kreutzer, Markus; Lechner, Christoph & Cardinal, Laura: Organizational Control and Strategic Growth Initiatives - A Contingency Perspective. 2009. - 29th Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual International Conference. - Washington DC.

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