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Title:Managerial Knowledge, Expansion Trajectories, and Competitive Advantage Among Large Firms in the United States Paper Industry, 1973--1992
Author(s):Gorman, Philip Christopher
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Thomas, Howard
Department / Program:Business Administration
Discipline:Business Administration
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Business Administration, Management
Abstract:Results of empirical tests provide support for theoretical predictions that link attributes of the firm's top management team with the firm's capacity expansion path. Specifically, top management teams hiring managers from large firms, from large plants, and from slow-growth plants are likely to expand at above-average rates. Further, some evidence is found that a firm's capacity expansion path is related to the resource-based variables---particularly human resources, skills & capabilities, and product line expansion---that occupy managers' minds. The results provide a foundation on which to build the next step in linking capacity expansion paths with managerial knowledge - longitudinal investigation into the sources of managerial perceptions of key strategic variables that are found to affect capacity expansion paths.
Issue Date:1998
Description:180 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9912238
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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