This study uses secondary data pertaining to 80 bankrupted firms and 223 matched survivors to investigate the mediating role of firm characteristics on the relationship between service provision and manufacturing firm performance. We find that overall business diversification (as measured by unrelated entropy), availability of uncommitted slack resources, and degree of domain initiative have significant direct impact on the likelihood of firm survival. Furthermore, we observe that, without the support of other firm characteristics, the service strategy is important but insufficient to allow firms to escape from failure.
|Titolo:||Impact of firm characteristics on survival: an empirical analysis in the context of service strategies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Nome del convegno:||Operations Management in an Innovation Economy : 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.2 Abstract in Atti di convegno|