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Crisis in the European Automobile Industry: An “Organizational Adaptation” Perspective

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  • Gianpaolo Abatecola

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    (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata")

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The paper explores the determinants of corporate crisis through an «organizational adaptation» perspective. In this regard, a research framework recently developed by scholars is at first shown. It is then tested in the European automobile industry through the analysis of the huge Fiat group’s economic and financial crisis in the nineties. Empirical findings are drawn from public archival sources. The discussion of the main results and of the implications for further research on the crisis of firms follow. Among the different methodological and theoretical perspectives on the determinants of firms’ crisis developed by literature, the paper can help to enforce the scientific conciliation wished by scholars.

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Article provided by DSI - Dipartimento di Studi sull'Impresa in its journal DSI Essays Series.

Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
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Handle: RePEc:tov:dsiess:v:5:y:2009

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Keywords: Adaptation; automobile; crisis; decline; failure; Fiat; niche; population ecology; top management team; turnaround;

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  1. Giulio Cainelli & Sandro Montresor & Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti, 2010. "Production and financial linkages in inter-firm networks: structural variety, risk-sharing and resilience," Openloc Working Papers 1018, Public policies and local development.

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