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Title: Strategy development: driving improvisation in Malaysia
Authors: Hodgkinson, Ian R.
Hughes, Paul
Arshad, Darwina A.
Keywords: Emerging economy
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: HODGKINSON, I.R., HUGHES, P. and ARSHAD, D.A., 2016. Strategy development: Driving improvisation in Malaysia. Journal of World Business, 51(3), pp.379-390.
Abstract: Improvisation is vital for strategy development, but there remains a lack of understanding about this phenomenon. This emerges directly from the insufficient investigation of its drivers and context. This paper extends improvisation research to the unexplored competitive settings of an emerging middle-income economy. Drawing on survey data from Malaysian research-intensive firms, we examine managerial and organisational antecedents of improvisation under turbulence. Findings reveal that organisational risk-taking and manager expertise are common antecedents of improvisation, but additional relationships arise under high (flexibility) and low turbulence (learning, manager tenure), developing capacity to inform practice, which is critically lacking in international business and management theory.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of World Business and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.07.002
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2015.07.002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18864
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.07.002
ISSN: 1090-9516
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