Strategic Goals, Power, and Environmental Perceptions: Correlates of Performance in Volatile Environments (1)

By L. J. Bourgeois III
1982| Working Paper No. 668

The relationship between environmental volatility and various domain navigation behaviors was studied among top managements of 20 non-diversified firms. The findings suggest that attempts to avoid true environmental uncertainty, to seek high levels of a goal congruence, and to distribute strategy making power across a large internal coalition may be dysfunctional under certain conditions.