The primary preliminary findings: Within a population, individual misalignment diminishes survival. However, the aggregate governance structure of firms within a technology sub-population has a greater effect on the survival of a focal firm than the governance choice of the individual firm. These findings suggest that governance choices in aggregate within technologically localized sub-populations may influence firm survival. Further, this paper adds to a body of work that utilizes ecological concepts to extend organizational theory.
Bigelow, L.S. (2006), "Technology Choice, Transaction Alignment, and Survival: The Impact of Sub-Population Organizational Structure", Baum, J.A.C., Dobrev, S.D. and Van Witteloostuijn, A. (Ed.) Ecology and Strategy (Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 23), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 301-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0742-3322(06)23010-9Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited