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Strategic decision speed and international performance: The roles of competitive intensity, resource flexibility, and structural organicity

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posted on 04.06.2021, 10:35 by Samuel Adomako, Kwabena Frimpong, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Francis DonbesuurFrancis Donbesuur, Robert A. Opoku
Based on insights from the decision-making and contingency theories, this study examined the influence of strategic decision speed (SDS) on the international performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and explored the conditions under which SDS effectively drives international performance. We tested our model using structural equation modeling using a sample of 212 SMEs involved in cross-border activities. First, the results show that fast decision-making is associated with greater international performance of SMEs. Second, the analyses suggest that the relationship between SDS and international performance is amplified for organically structured SMEs, and those operating in highly competitive environments. In addition, the outcomes revealed that SDS is more positively related to international performance at greater levels of flexible internal resources. These results have important theoretical and practical implications for the international business literature.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Management International Review

Volume

61

Issue

1

Pages

27 - 55

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The authors with an exclusive license to Springer

Publisher statement

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Management International Review. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-021-00439-w

Acceptance date

04/03/2021

Publication date

2021-04-05

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

0938-8249

eISSN

1861-8901

Language

en

Depositor

Dr FRANCIS DONBESUUR. Deposit date: 2 June 2021