Configurations of slack and their performance implications: an examination of high‐tech IPOs

Fariss‐Terry Mousa (Department of Management, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)
Dan Marlin (College of Business, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, Florida, USA)
William J. Ritchie (Department of Management, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 March 2013

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to improve the understanding of the relationship between organizational slack and firm performance for high technology initial public offerings (IPOs).

Design/methodology/approach

Using cluster analysis the paper investigates configurations of slack and their associated performance implications.

Findings

The findings indicate the existence of distinct configurations of slack resources and associated performance differences among the configurations. Implications of the findings for managerial practice and future research are discussed.

Originality/value

The purpose of this study is to extend slack measurement research by examining the slack and performance relationship in high‐technology IPOs from a configurational perspective.

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Citation

Mousa, F., Marlin, D. and Ritchie, W.J. (2013), "Configurations of slack and their performance implications: an examination of high‐tech IPOs", Management Decision, Vol. 51 No. 2, pp. 225-247. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741311301795

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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