Emergent relationships amongst strategy, environment and performance in a transitional economy: An empirical exploration of Chinese enterprise
|Speaker:||Professor Howard Davies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Date:||Wednesday 4 April 2001|
|Location:||Room 221/222 Streatham Court|
The resource dependence framework and a configurational methodology are used to explore the business strategies adopted by Chinese enterprises, the environmental settings in which they operate, and the relationship between strategy/environment co-alignment and enterprise performance. Results drawn from a sample of 959 firms indicate that respondents operating under more "marketised" regimes locate themselves in more munificent environments, that Chinese firms do not trade off one strategic direction against another, and that certain strategy/environment co-alignments have significant performance implications.