Clusters of Management Practices, Structural Embeddedness and Firm Productivity (Xiaolan Fu, Andreas Eisingerich, Rafael De Hoyes)


What impact do management practices have on the productivity of firms?” is one of the most critical questions in management research. We synthesize extant knowledge in both the economic and management literature to provide an integrative framework that advances our understanding of the dynamic relationships between clusters of complementary management practices, structural embeddedness, and the productivity of firms. In doing so, we highlight the importance of considering firms’ embeddedness in their networks of interorganizational linkages when examining the effect of management practices on productivity.

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