Return on Assets Loss from Situational and Contingency Misfits

  title={Return on Assets Loss from Situational and Contingency Misfits},
  author={Richard M. Burton and J{\o}rgen T. Lauridsen and B{\o}rge Obel},
  journal={Manag. Sci.},
We develop a rule-based contingency misfit model and related hypotheses to test empirically the Burton and Obel (1998) multicontingency model for strategic organizational design. The model is a set of "if-then" misfit rules, in which misfits lead to a loss in performance; they are complements to the strategy and organizational contingency theory fit rules. Using data from 224 small- and medium-sized Danish firms, misfits are categorized and identified. Then, performance hypotheses are developed… 

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