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Fit and Misfits in the Multi-Dimensional Contingency Model - An Organizational Change Perspective

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We present the concept of organizational misfit as a complement to multi-contingency theory fitconcepts for organizational performance. Firms with misfits have opportunity losses that firmswithout misfits do not suffer. Using data from 232 small and medium sized Danish firms, weconfirm the hypotheses that firms with either or both situational and contingency misfits havelower performance increases than firms without misfits. Further, a firm may not obtain increasedperformance from the elimination of misfits piecemeal, but will obtain significant nonlinear positiveincreases when misfits are fixed within a holistic or systems approach.

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Richard M Burton, Jørgen Lauridsen, Børge Obel

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8130

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