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A Framework for multilevel organization analysis in developing countries

Mehdi Farashahi (Assistant Professor of Management)
Rick Molz (Associate Professor of Management)

International Journal of Commerce and Management

ISSN: 1056-9219

Article publication date: 29 February 2004



There is an ongoing debate over the transference of managerial and organizational skills, techniques, values and culture from developed countries to developing countries. We argue there is a false underlying assumption among academics in developed countries that the theoretical template of managerial and organizational attributes in developing countries is similar to what one finds in developed countries. Two key analytical insights are offered. First, we explicitly differentiate organizational, environmental and cultural characteristics of developed and developing countries. Second, we apply Scott’s (1992) natural/ecological level of analysis to create a framework to better carry out organizational analysis in developing countries.



Farashahi, M. and Molz, R. (2004), "A Framework for multilevel organization analysis in developing countries", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 59-78.



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