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A Comparative Analysis of the Influence that Different Fit Perspectives Have On Firm Performance

Management Research

ISSN: 1536-5433

Article publication date: 1 July 2008

Abstract

The contingency theory holds that organizations in fit have higher performance levels than those in misfit. However, the results obtained in previous research works are far from homogeneous. The purpose of this study is to compare various fit perspectives seeking to check whether or not the divergence in results might derive from the use of different types of fit. The findings in this paper largely fail to confirm the fit‐performance links described in the traditional contingency theory. Some arguments are proposed in an attempt to explain this fact.

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Pertusa‐Ortega, E.M., Molina‐Azorín, J.F. and Claver‐Cortés, E. (2008), "A Comparative Analysis of the Influence that Different Fit Perspectives Have On Firm Performance", Management Research, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 139-150. https://doi.org/10.2753/JMR1536-5433060205

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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