A comparison of competitive strategy and organisational performance in Turkey and the USA

John A. Parnell, Mehmet Ali Koseoglu

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The literature is replete with tests of the competitive strategy-performance relationship. However, most published work has been in the developed world, most notably the USA. This paper compares and contrasts the nature of competitive strategy and its link to firm performance in Turkey and the USA. Turkish respondents reported higher levels of both innovation and cost-oriented strategies than did their US counterparts, but both strategies were positively associated with performance satisfaction in both nations, reinforcing previous research in both Turkey and the USA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-61
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Business strategy
  • Competitive strategy
  • Enterprise development
  • Middle level managers
  • Performance
  • Top management
  • Turkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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