Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings includes abstracts of all papers and symposia presented at the annual conference, plus 6-page abridged versions of the “Best Papers” accepted for inclusion in the program (approximately 10%). Papers published in the Proceedings are abridged because presenting papers at their full length could preclude subsequent journal publication. Please contact the author(s) directly for the full papers.

Drivers of the Implementation of Strategies in Latin American Firms’ Export Performance

    This study examines the relationships among competitive strategies (differentiation and cost‐leadership), MO (market orientation), and export performance. We used a questionnaire survey of executives of manufacturing and service companies in Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Chile and employed a structural model equation to test the hypotheses and confirmatory factor analysis to develop the underlying multi-item constructs. We find that MO mediates the implementation of competitive strategies in export performance. Additionally, differentiation strategy have a greater impact on MO than cost strategy. We conclude with implications and future research.

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