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Antecedents of Business Level Strategies in Nigerian Agro-Based Firms

Ibidunni Ayodotun Stephen, Ogundana Oyebisi Mary

Keywords:
Strategic Orientation, Business Level Strategies, Top Management Factor, Organizational System, Departmental Connectivity

Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of antecedent factors on business level strategies of Nigerian agro-based firms. The study made use of survey method over one hundred and ninety-three respondents. Pearson’s correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data obtained. The existing relationship stemming from the results revealed that top management factor, organizational system, and departmental connectivity are important antecedent factors that determine the success or otherwise of strategic orientation dimensions. The study recommends that the calibre of the top management personnel and the internal cohesion between departments should be considered a critical variable in the adoption of particular orientation.

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10.7441/joc.2014.03.05


Ibidunni A.S., Ogundana O.M. (2014). Antecedents of Business Level Strategies in Nigerian Agro-Based Firms. Journal of Competitiveness, 6 (3), 63-76 http://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2014.03.05 
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