Effects of firm characteristics on the link between business environment and operations strategy: evidence from China's retail sector

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295123
Title:
Effects of firm characteristics on the link between business environment and operations strategy: evidence from China's retail sector
Authors:
Yu, Wantao; Ramanathan, Ramakrishnan ( 0000-0002-8861-2209 )
Abstract:
Drawing on contingency theory, this study aims to examine the impacts of firm characteristics on the nature of relationships between business environmental factors and operations strategy choices. This study uses a path analytic framework to understand the effects for a sample of retail firms in China. Our findings suggest that the strongest business environmental factors that influence the degree of emphasis placed on operations strategy choices is environmental dynamism (such as changes in retail technology and innovations in new service development). When faced with the same environmental stimuli, firms with different firm characteristics (such as firm size, firm age, and firm nationality) choose to emphasise different operations strategies. For instance, the impact of labour availability on operations strategy choices is different for big and small firms. The effect of environmental dynamism on operations strategy choice seems to be much stronger for local firms than foreign firms in China. Compared with old firms, new firms appear to pay much more attention to competitive market forces during their operations strategy choices.
Citation:
Yu, W. & Ramanathan, R. (2011) 'Effects of firm characteristics on the link between business environment and operations strategy: evidence from China's retail sector', International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 9(3), pp.330-364
Publisher:
Inderscience Publishers
Journal:
International Journal of Services and Operations Management
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295123
DOI:
10.1504/IJSOM.2011.041103
Additional Links:
http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=41103
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1744-2370; 1744-2389
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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dc.contributor.authorYu, Wantaoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamanathan, Ramakrishnanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T08:05:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-03T08:05:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationYu, W. & Ramanathan, R. (2011) 'Effects of firm characteristics on the link between business environment and operations strategy: evidence from China's retail sector', International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 9(3), pp.330-364en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1744-2370-
dc.identifier.issn1744-2389-
dc.identifier.doi10.1504/IJSOM.2011.041103-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/295123-
dc.description.abstractDrawing on contingency theory, this study aims to examine the impacts of firm characteristics on the nature of relationships between business environmental factors and operations strategy choices. This study uses a path analytic framework to understand the effects for a sample of retail firms in China. Our findings suggest that the strongest business environmental factors that influence the degree of emphasis placed on operations strategy choices is environmental dynamism (such as changes in retail technology and innovations in new service development). When faced with the same environmental stimuli, firms with different firm characteristics (such as firm size, firm age, and firm nationality) choose to emphasise different operations strategies. For instance, the impact of labour availability on operations strategy choices is different for big and small firms. The effect of environmental dynamism on operations strategy choice seems to be much stronger for local firms than foreign firms in China. Compared with old firms, new firms appear to pay much more attention to competitive market forces during their operations strategy choices.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInderscience Publishersen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=41103en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Services and Operations Managementen_GB
dc.subjectmanagement and businessen_GB
dc.subjectoperational managementen_GB
dc.subjectmarketing and servicesen_GB
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectretailen
dc.titleEffects of firm characteristics on the link between business environment and operations strategy: evidence from China's retail sectoren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Services and Operations Managementen_GB
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