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A Model of the Impact of Mission Rationale, Content, Process and Alignment on Firm Performance


Christopher K. Bart


McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business

Nick Bontis


McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business; McMaster University

Simon Taggar


Wilfrid Laurier University


Management Decision, Vol. 39, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 19-35, 2001

Abstract:     
A relationship between mission and organizational performance was modeled by drawing on previous research. The model was tested with data from 83 large Canadian and US organizations. We found that mission statements can affect financial performance, howevre, not as one might have anticipated initially. Several mediating elements were observed to exsist. For instance, "commitment to the mission" and the "degree to which and organization aligns its internal structure, policies and procedures with its mission" were both found to be positively associated with "employee behaviour". It was this later variable whch was observed, in turn, to have the most direct relationship with financial performance.

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Keywords: Vision, Commitment, Alignment, Company performance

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Date posted: May 10, 2005  

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Bart, Christopher K. and Bontis, Nick and Taggar, Simon, A Model of the Impact of Mission Rationale, Content, Process and Alignment on Firm Performance. Management Decision, Vol. 39, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 19-35, 2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=716361

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Christopher K. Bart (Contact Author)
McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business ( email )
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, L8S 4M4 Ontario
Canada
Nick Bontis
McMaster University - Michael G. DeGroote School of Business ( email ) ( email )
1280 Main Street West
MGD #207
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
Canada
905-525-9140 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.bontis.com
McMaster University ( email ) ( email )
1280 Main Street West
MGD #207
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
Canada
905-525-9140 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.bontis.com
Simon Taggar
Wilfrid Laurier University ( email )
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada
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