Title
Configurations of market environments, competitive strategies, manufacturing technologies and human resource management policies: a two-industry and two-country analysis of fit Configurations of market environments, competitive strategies, manufacturing technologies and human resource management policies: a two-industry and two-country analysis of fit
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Scandinavian journal of management. - Oxford
Volume/pages
19(2003) :1 , p. 31-62
ISSN
0956-5221
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
In this paper an attempt is made to gain further insight into the environmentstrategy performance linkages. A framework is developed to relate managers perceptions of their market environment and competitive strategies to the (advanced) production technologies and human resource management (HRM) policies adopted by their firms. Data from 12 Dutch and 8 British companies in the chemical and food & drink industries reveals that firms with coherent environmentstrategytechnologyHRM configurations outperform rivals with incoherent profiles. Further,refined typologies of manufacturing technologies and HRM policies are proposed.