Firm Culture and Leadership as Firm Performance Predictors

a Resource-Based Perspective

C.P.M. Wilderom, P. van den Berg

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    Abstract

    In this study, we tested part of the resource-based view of the firm by examining two 'soft' resources, firm culture and top leadership, as predictors of 'hard' or bottom-line firm performance.Transformational top leadership was found to predict firm performance directly while the link between firm culture and firm performance was indirect: via transformational top leadership.Firm culture was operationalized as the employees' views about the degree of optimization of four organizational practices (job autonomy, external orientational, interdepartmental orientation, and human resource orientation).We conclude that, rather than strong cultures, firms need best organizational practices and transformational leadership.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTilburg
    PublisherOperations research
    Number of pages51
    Volume2000-03
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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    NameCentER Discussion Paper
    Volume2000-03

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    Resource-based perspective
    Firm performance
    Predictors
    Organizational practices
    Transformational leadership
    Employees
    Resource-based view of the firm
    Firm resources
    Human resources
    Job autonomy

    Keywords

    • Organizational culture
    • Leadership firm performance
    • Resource-based theory of the firm

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    Wilderom, C. P. M., & van den Berg, P. (2000). Firm Culture and Leadership as Firm Performance Predictors: a Resource-Based Perspective. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2000-03). Tilburg: Operations research.
    Wilderom, C.P.M. ; van den Berg, P. / Firm Culture and Leadership as Firm Performance Predictors : a Resource-Based Perspective. Tilburg : Operations research, 2000. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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    Wilderom, CPM & van den Berg, P 2000 'Firm Culture and Leadership as Firm Performance Predictors: a Resource-Based Perspective' CentER Discussion Paper, vol. 2000-03, Operations research, Tilburg.

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    Tilburg : Operations research, 2000. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2000-03).

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