Strategic and Organizational Responses of Mexican Managers to Environmental Uncertainty
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the literature on environmental uncertainty was generalizable to a developing country. Forty-five Mexican managers with responsibility for the strategic direction of their firms were interviewed in Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Mexico City. Results indicated that Mexican managers responded to environmental turbulence by adapting planning processes, competitive strategies, organization structure, and managerial process; these changes generally conformed to predictio’s in the uncertainty and contingency literature’s regarding adaptation to uncertain environments.
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