Title: Middle level managers and strategy - a mixed methods approach to public private comparison

Authors: Meeta Dasgupta

Addresses: Management Development Institute, Sukhrali, Gurgaon-Haryana, India

Abstract: With environmental dynamism, organisational competitiveness is hinged on superior fit with the environment. The objective is to explore how middle managers contribute to strategic decisions and to measure/compare the degree of influence of different roles on strategic and financial performance in public and private sector organisations. The role of an entrepreneur emerged strong with respect to influence on performance, hinting at the entrepreneurial mindset that needs to be leveraged. The study fills a gap in literature by exploring and comparing the role of middle managers in Indian public and private sector organisations and also measuring the influence of different roles on performance.

Keywords: middle level managers; strategy formulation; strategy implementation; middle management; enterprise development; strategic decisions; public sector organisations; private sector organisations; entrepreneurship; mixed methods; financial performance; firm performance; entrepreneurial roles; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2015.073812

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2015 Vol.14 No.4, pp.307 - 325

Received: 08 Nov 2014
Accepted: 20 Sep 2015

Published online: 22 Dec 2015 *

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