Adaptation Or Expiration in Family Firms: Organizational Flexibility in Emerging Economies

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
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The author explores determinants of organisational flexibility in this examination of four family-owned companies, two flexible and two less flexible, from the edible oil and pharmaceutical industries.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Adaptation innovation and the flexible organization
6
Argentinian business environment
31
Adaptive responses under competitive pressures
49
Case Study Sidus Group
53
Case Study Laboratorio DERSA
70
Case Study AGD Aceitera General Deheza
86
Case Study St Martin
101
Determinants of organizational flexibility
120
Conclusions
186
Methodological Appendix
201
Sectoral level of analysis
205
Firm level of analysis
208
Bibliography
212
Subject index
231
Name index
234

Concluding remarks on the transformation process of the firms analysed
114

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