Strategic Fit in Transitional Economies: The Case of China’s Electronics Industry

Journal of Management, Vol. 27, pp. 409-429, 2001

21 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2010

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Bryan A. Lukas

University of Melbourne

Justin Tan

York University - Schulich School of Business

G. Tomas M. Hult

Michigan State University

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The strategic fit paradigm, originally derived from observations in market-based economies, asserts that an appropriate match between environment and strategy has significant and positive implications for business performance. Based on a random sample of Chinese electronics firms, this study systematically examines the applicability of the strategic fit paradigm in China’s centrally planned economy in transition. Results indicate that while environment-strategy coalignment is evident, coalignment only improves performance under certain environmental conditions.

Keywords: Chinese electronics industry, transitional economy, strategic fit, environment-strategy coalignment, performance, marketing

Suggested Citation

Lukas, Bryan A. and Tan, Justin and Hult, G. Tomas M., Strategic Fit in Transitional Economies: The Case of China’s Electronics Industry (2001). Journal of Management, Vol. 27, pp. 409-429, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1552270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1552270

Bryan A. Lukas

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Justin Tan (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/SSB-Extra/Faculty.nsf/faculty/Tan%20Justin

G. Tomas M. Hult

Michigan State University ( email )

East Lansing, MI 48824-1121
United States

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