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Porter’s generic strategies, dynamic environments, and performance: A profile deviation fit perspective.
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  • Dan Marlin, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • James J. Hoffman
  • Bruce T. Lamont
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Dan Marlin

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1994
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Abstract
This study reports an examination of the relationships between Porter's (1980) generic strategies, dynamic environments, and performance. In the study, profile deviation is used to test strategy-environment fit. A sample of 173 acute care hospitals was used to test the proposed relationship. Results from the study indicate that adherence to an externally specified ideal strategy profile has a positive effect on firm performance. From a methodological standpoint, results suggest that empirical and theoretical profiles have equal predictive validity, and both have a higher predictive validity, than a random profile. Results also suggest that profiles can not be assumed to be robust to differences in performance measures used.
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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Marlin, D., Hoffman, J.J. & Lamont, B.T. (1994). Porter’s generic strategies, dynamic environments, and performance: A profile deviation fit perspective. The International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 2, 155-175.