Competitive pattern-based strategies under complexity: the case of Turkish managers

Ertek, Gürdal and Kasap, Nihat and Tokman, Selin and Bilgin, Özcan and İnanoğlu, Mert (2014) Competitive pattern-based strategies under complexity: the case of Turkish managers. In: Pallab, Saha, (ed.) A Systemic Perspective to Managing Complexity with Enterprise Architecture. Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA) Book Series. IGI Global, Singapore, pp. 301-330. ISBN 978-1-4666-4518-9

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This paper aims to augment current Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks to become pattern-based and also reveal the value of alternative managerial strategies across different industries and business functions in Turkey. Value perceptions for alternative managerial strategies were collected via survey, and the values for strategies were analyzed through the rigorous application of statistical techniques. Then, evidence was searched and obtained from business literature that support or refute the statistically-supported hypothesis. The results obtained through statistical analysis are typically confirmed with reports of real world cases in the business literature. Results suggest that Turkish firms differ significantly in the way they value different managerial strategies. There also exist differences based on industries and business functions. Our study provides guidelines to managers in Turkey, an emerging country, on which strategies are valued most in their industries. This way, managers can have a better understanding of their competitors and business environment, and can develop the appropriate pattern-based EA to cope with complexity and succeed in the market.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management strategy, Competitive strategy, Cross-industry analysis, Turkish companies, Complexity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0041 Competition
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Sabancı Business School > Operations Management and Information Systems
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Manufacturing Systems Eng.
Depositing User: Nihat Kasap
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 16:04
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 11:37

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