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Strategic Choice and the Survival of Start Up It Companies

Shamika Almeida

Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN 10: 3838392094 / ISBN 13: 9783838392097
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Title: Strategic Choice and the Survival of Start ...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

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Paperback. 120 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.An empirical study was undertaken to identify the influence of strategic choices on the organisational performance of start up IT companies in New Zealand. The findings indicate that the organisations that exhibited moderate levels of strategic particularity and holistic strategic balance realising moderately simple strategies achieved profitability and incremental business growth. These organisations were able to sustain or increase their employee base. However, the organisations that exhibited a lack of strategic particularity and holistic strategic balance realising excessively complex strategies faced negative cash-flow issues and reduced employee levels. These organisations were generally downsized, went into receivership or were sold. The findings of this study were also reported in Technovation, 2008, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 161-169. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783838392097

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Synopsis: An empirical study was undertaken to identify the influence of strategic choices on the organisational performance of start up IT companies in New Zealand. The findings indicate that the organisations that exhibited moderate levels of strategic particularity and holistic strategic balance realising moderately simple strategies achieved profitability and incremental business growth. These organisations were able to sustain or increase their employee base. However, the organisations that exhibited a lack of strategic particularity and holistic strategic balance realising excessively complex strategies faced negative cash-flow issues and reduced employee levels. These organisations were generally downsized, went into receivership or were sold. The findings of this study were also reported in Technovation, 2008, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 161-169.

About the Author: Shamika has over fifteen years of industry and academic work experience in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. She has worked in a wide range of industries including banking, FMCG, apparel exports, IT, recruitment and in higher education. Shamika has published in academic journals including Technovation and the Journal of Business Ethics.

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