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Title: Environment, organization and bank performance
Author: Muda, Muhamad
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1993
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Recent studies in other industries have emphasised the importance of the effects of the changing environment on firms performance. However. studies in banking either have not considered the importance of the underlying environmental conditions, or have assumed that the banks are operating within a predictable environment. The lack of evidence on the effects of the changes in the environment on bank performance has motivated us to undertake this research. Our objective is to examine the way banks cope with the changing environment and to identify strategies for coping with this turbulent environment. Organization theory suggests that firms develop and carry out strategies in order to mitigate the impact of the environment. However. rapid changes in the environment have caused the existing knowledge about the return generating process to become less effective. Furthermore. the complexity of the return generating process will make a clear strategic direction difficult to establish (Barney. 1986). Therefore in this study we focused our examination on the conditions of the environment. the management actions and the effects of the interrelationships between the environmental conditions and the management actions on the banks' profit rates in order to understand how organizations are coping with the changing environment. To guide us in our investigation, we asked the following question: are the variations in bank performance the result of the changing environment beyond the banks' control, or, are the variations in performance the result of a complex return generating process?
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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