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

Arzu İşeri‐Say (Department of Management, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey)
Ayşegül Toker (Department of Management, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey)
Deniz Kantur (Department of Management, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Publication date: 18 July 2008

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.

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Citation

İşeri‐Say, A., Toker, A. and Kantur, D. (2008), "Do popular management techniques improve performance? Evidence from large businesses in Turkey", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 27 No. 7, pp. 660-677. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710810883580

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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