Resources, Capabilities and Managerial Practices of Firms in Less-Developed Economies: Evidence from Kosovo Manufacturing Firms

  • Fadil Sahiti


This chapter investigates the impact of firm specific resources, organizational capabilities and managerial practices on performance variation among manufacturing firms in less-developed economies, based on evidence for Kosovo. The aim is to identify the main factors differentiating high- and low-growth firms. The analysis focuses on three types of factors: inputs (resources), organizational capabilities and managerial practices. We expect the main differentiator in less-developed countries to be resources (inputs), followed by managerial practices and organizational capabilities. The results show that, resources (inputs) play a limited differentiating role while managerial practices appear crucial for performance variability. Organizational capabilities are also a factor influencing performance variability, but their effect is more truncated.


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  • Fadil Sahiti
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  1. 1.Rochester Institute of Technology KosovoPrishtinëKosovo

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