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Efficiency of Knowledge Inflow Structures: The Mediation Effect of Task Environment Analysis


  • Hakan Aslan

    (Bahcesehir University, Graduate School of Social Sciences)

  • Burcak Vatansever

    (Bahcesehir University, Graduate School of Social Sciences)


Environmental uncertainty is increasing day by day inincreasing competition conditions. Under the uncertainty, corporate executives are confronted with the problem of taking long-term strategic decisions that are both instantaneous and capable of maintaining their assets.Particularly under uncertainty, limited information and focusing on short term and near environment are the most important problems faced by the sustainability of today's companies.The aim of this study is to create a model where managers can create organizational structures that can turn environmental uncertainty into a risk by positively affecting organizational performance.As a result of the study, it has been observed that the institutions where the bottom-up and horizontal information flow structures are formed and the centralization levels are reduced have more detailed information in the sectoral framework and the organizational performance perceived in the context of innovation, quality and productivity has increased Key Words: Decision Making, Uncertainty and Risk, Knowledge Inflow Structures, Task Environment Analysis, Organisational Performance

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  • Hakan Aslan & Burcak Vatansever, 2018. "Efficiency of Knowledge Inflow Structures: The Mediation Effect of Task Environment Analysis," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 7(4), pages 30-43, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:7:y:2018:i:4:p:30-43

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