Analysing Linkages between Strategy, Performance, Management Structure and Culture in the Spanish Fresh Produce Industry

This article reports the results of an industry-level study that seeks to identify empirical regularities between firm strategy, management style, organisational structure and performance in the Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable (fresh produce) industry using strategic group analysis. Groups were formed from key dimensions reflecting firms' strategic orientations. Performance levels did not differ systematically between strategic groups, but performance was found to be influenced by the alignment between entrepreneurial culture and organisational structure. A move towards greater flexibility and/or adopting an entrepreneurial style are both likely to contribute to an improvement in the overall performance of the firm.


Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/8130
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/8130
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 07
Issue 4
Page range:
16-39
Total Pages:
24




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