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  • Ashfaq Ahmad Khan


    (Lecturer in Accounting, UNE Business School, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales 2351, Australia)

  • Wiqar Ahmad


    (Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, University of Malakand, Malakand, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan)

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    An organization’s survival depends largely on its capacity to withstand external “reorganizing” attempts. Little research, if any, has so far been undertaken examining the survival of an entire business sector where its constituents undergo an externally dictated change and as a result it runs a risk of a thorough “jolt” or even “demise”. The authors present empirical evidence that a business sector may be subjected to “unwanted” re-organizing by its “parent/controlling” entity, and may cease to exist, in its real essence, if its constituents are forced to undergo a change that will alter the very objectives upon which their existence rests.

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    Article provided by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in its journal Asia-Pacific Development Journal.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 63-89

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    Handle: RePEc:unt:jnapdj:v:20:y:2013:i:1:p:63-89
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