Preface. I. What Determines Corporate Financial Performance? II. What we Know (or Think we Know) about the Causes of Superior Financial Performance. III. An Empirical Examination of Financial Performance: Distilling the Essential Causal Factors. IV. Improving Financial Performance: Summary and Research Agenda. Appendices: I: A Short Selected Background to the Building Blocks. II: A Brief Description of the Empirical Study of 113 Major U.S. Manufacturing Firms. III: An Empirical Test of In Search of Excellence. IV: Conducting the Meta-Analysis. V: Detailed Results of the Partial Replication of the `Top 100 Plus' Studies. VI: Survival in our Sample of Fortune 500 Firms. VII: Developing the Scales that Summarize Environment, Strategy and Organization. VIII: Detailed Statistical Results on How the Scales Relate to Financial Performance. IX: Technical Characteristics of the Translog Performance Function. X: Toward Estimating Scale Values from Publicly Available Data. XI: Developing Firm profiles by Cluster Analysis. XII: Authors who have Studied the Underlying Concepts Summarized in our 34 Scales. References. Index.
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