A Prediction Contest

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dc.contributor.author Hallin, Carina Antonia
dc.contributor.author Andersen, Torben J.
dc.contributor.author Tveterås, Sigbjørn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-07
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T12:31:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T12:31:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-08
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815782
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8471
dc.description.abstract The literature suggests that important strategic initiatives can derive from employees within the organization as they respond to needs and opportunities observed in daily operations. This seems to indicate that employees have a good sense of the firm’s operational capabilities observed through direct interactions with colleagues, customers and partners. Executives make their own judgments about the corporate capabilities from discussions with various managers, other executives and industry specialists. But, the information gathered by executives may be qualitatively different from the conditions sensed by the employees. So, we arranged a contest between operational capabilities assessed by employees and executives and the relationship to subsequent firm performance. Based on more than 400 individual data points collected from two medium-sized organizations over a period of eighteen months, advanced distributed lag time-series analyses show that the sensing of front-line employees (surprisingly) is a better medium-term predictor of organizational performance than executive judgments. These results have implications for the way organizations set up their management information and communication structure. en_US
dc.format.extent 60 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working Paper;2/2012
dc.subject.other Dynamic capabilities en_US
dc.subject.other Interactive management controls en_US
dc.subject.other Operational capabilities en_US
dc.subject.other Performance prediction en_US
dc.subject.other Strategic response capabilities en_US
dc.title A Prediction Contest en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12aug08 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815782 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Sensing of Frontline Employees Against Executive Expectations en_US


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