Rethinking Business Performance in Global Value Chains

Mouzas, Stefanos and Bauer, Florian (2022) Rethinking Business Performance in Global Value Chains. Journal of Business Research, 144. pp. 679-689. ISSN 0148-2963

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This paper develops a theoretical foundation for rethinking business performance in global value chains amid the Covid-19 fallout. Specifically, we synthesize business performance into three potentially reinforcing but also conflicting performance systems: 1) operational efficiency, 2) market effectiveness and 3) financial resilience to examine their effect on a) profitability, b) growth and c) solvency. While some specific measures of business performance will suffice in times of stability and growth, they could make firms operating in global value chains vulnerable in times of adversity. Our comprehensive theoretical framework contributes to our understanding of the dynamic interplay of conflicting performance systems. We discuss implications for assessing business performance and provide directions for further research.

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Journal of Business Research
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 144, 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.02.012
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