A longitudinal study on the strategy and structure of a Hong Kong machinery company

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A longitudinal study on the strategy and structure of a Hong Kong machinery company

 

Author: Chan, Kwok-keung
Title: A longitudinal study on the strategy and structure of a Hong Kong machinery company
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Machinery industry -- China -- Hong Kong -- Management -- Longitudinalstudies
Strategic planning -- China -- Hong Kong -- Longitudinal studies
Industrial management -- China -- Hong Kong -- Longitudinal studies
Organizational change -- China -- Hong Kong -- Management -- Longitudinal studies
Organizational behavior -- China -- Hong Kong -- Longitudinal studies
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: vi, 74, [33] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1463763
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1303
Abstract: The research has tried to provide a deep understanding of developing, implementing key strategies and organizational structures in a Hong Kong business. Besides identifying the key factors for the strategic development, it was important to find out the mechanism behind, and how they have been implemented. Further, this is a study of the way the organizational structure has developed in order to fit the company 's development and external factors. It is based on a longitudinal study of a Hong Kong firm over a period of eight years. The selected company for study is a Hong Kong based Chinese family owned machinery manufacturer who has been publicly listed. The theoretical framework of the research has been drawn to concentrate on strategies and structure only. It was found that there were factors in strategic dimensions and organizational structure dimensions. These factors have influenced the development of the company and they interacted with each other. It was not to identify whether these factors would cause success to the company but their effect on the company was discussed. It is concluded that these factors could be advantages or disadvantages in different situations. Key elements identified in the study of this Chinese family business are SPEED, CUSTOMER ORIENTATED, TECHNOLOGY EDGE and QUALITY in strategic dimensions, and PHYSICAL STRUCTURE, CULTURE, MANAGEMENT STYLE and MARKET in organizational dimensions. It was found that the personal ability of the company 's owner has played an important role in the success of the company.

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