How do environmentally-driven and firm-specific factors influence business innovation and adaptation? How can the analysis of their co-evolutionary relationship help explain firm survival or failure over time? To address these key questions, this article focuses on the study regarding the 20-year performance (1997–2017) of the Fiat (later Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) group in the automobile industry. The analysis primarily deals with three historical phases: crisis (1997–2002), turnaround (2003–2007), and expansion (2008–2017). As a key contribution, the study combines elaborations from a robust dataset comprising both industry characteristics and executive team features, with historical events both at the environmental and the firm’s strategy levels. Results suggest that when executive team diversity and a wide breadth of product portfolio are concurrently present, they positively affect corporate performance.

Abatecola, G., Cristofaro, M., Giannetti, F. (2022). A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Corporate Performance: From Fiat to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT [10.1080/09537325.2022.2147818].

A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Corporate Performance: From Fiat to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Abatecola G.
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Cristofaro M.;
2022

Abstract

How do environmentally-driven and firm-specific factors influence business innovation and adaptation? How can the analysis of their co-evolutionary relationship help explain firm survival or failure over time? To address these key questions, this article focuses on the study regarding the 20-year performance (1997–2017) of the Fiat (later Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) group in the automobile industry. The analysis primarily deals with three historical phases: crisis (1997–2002), turnaround (2003–2007), and expansion (2008–2017). As a key contribution, the study combines elaborations from a robust dataset comprising both industry characteristics and executive team features, with historical events both at the environmental and the firm’s strategy levels. Results suggest that when executive team diversity and a wide breadth of product portfolio are concurrently present, they positively affect corporate performance.
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Settore SECS-P/08
English
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Co-evolution; firm performance; fiat; organizational adaptation; case study
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/figure/10.1080/09537325.2022.2147818?scroll=top&needAccess=true
Abatecola, G., Cristofaro, M., Giannetti, F. (2022). A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Corporate Performance: From Fiat to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT [10.1080/09537325.2022.2147818].
Abatecola, G; Cristofaro, M; Giannetti, F
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