Strategy and Structure: A Learning Perspective and Analysis

Eric W. Ford, Rebecca Wells, Terrie C. Reeves

Abstract


This paper integrates the strategy and structure constructs using organizational learning theory. Learning theory is refined by arraying strategic and structure constructs along a path dependent, concatenated, continuum that is congruent with the original model of strategy and structure originally proposed by Chandler. The model also enhances methodological rigor by increasing congruence between theory and statistic application. Findings indicate that a single construct of strategy and structure can be employed effectively in management research. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ber.v4i1.4602

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