The aim of this paper is to determine whether the adoption of management techniques influences organizational performance and to determine the antecedents of adoption.
This paper uses a survey method to collect data from 106 large businesses in multiple industries.
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.
Further research should focus on efforts for explaining the complex link between adoption and performance.
The paper contributes to knowledge on adoption of management ideas in less developed contexts.
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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