Organizational Actions in Response to Threats and Opportunities

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 937-955, 2007

20 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007 Last revised: 18 Aug 2016

See all articles by Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland

Bill Glick

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

George Huber

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business

Abstract

In this study, we tested a model in which threats and opportunities lead directly to different organizational actions and compared it to a model in which organizational characteristics moderate organizational actions taken in response to threats and opportunities. To better understand these effects, we differentiated the dimensions of threat and opportunity associated with the threat-rigidity hypothesis from the dimensions associated with prospect theory. In this study, threats had the main and moderated effects predicted from the literature, but opportunities did not.

Suggested Citation

Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj and Glick, William H. and Huber, George, Organizational Actions in Response to Threats and Opportunities. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Research Paper; Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 937-955, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009057

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay (Contact Author)

University of Auckland ( email )

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Auckland
New Zealand

William H. Glick

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business ( email )

6100 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77005-1892
United States

George Huber

University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

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