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Do popular management techniques improve performance? Evidence from large businesses in Turkey

Do popular management techniques improve performance? Evidence from large businesses in Turkey Purpose – The aim of this paper is to determine whether the adoption of management techniques influences organizational performance and to determine the antecedents of adoption. Design/methodology/approach – This paper uses a survey method to collect data from 106 large businesses in multiple industries. Findings – The findings suggest that the adoption of management techniques influences organizational performance, especially when supported by clear vision and mission statements. Organizational and environmental characteristics act as antecedents for adoption. Research limitations/implications – Further research should focus on efforts for explaining the complex link between adoption and performance. Originality/value – The paper contributes to knowledge on adoption of management ideas in less developed contexts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

Do popular management techniques improve performance? Evidence from large businesses in Turkey

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0262-1711
DOI
10.1108/02621710810883580
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to determine whether the adoption of management techniques influences organizational performance and to determine the antecedents of adoption. Design/methodology/approach – This paper uses a survey method to collect data from 106 large businesses in multiple industries. Findings – The findings suggest that the adoption of management techniques influences organizational performance, especially when supported by clear vision and mission statements. Organizational and environmental characteristics act as antecedents for adoption. Research limitations/implications – Further research should focus on efforts for explaining the complex link between adoption and performance. Originality/value – The paper contributes to knowledge on adoption of management ideas in less developed contexts.

Journal

Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 18, 2008

Keywords: Management techniques; Organizational performance; Turkey; Knowledge management

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