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An Investigation of Organizational Strategies to Cope with the Risk of Resource Dependence in China’s Power Generation

Abstract In this study I investigate the organizational strategies that Chinese power generation companies may use to reduce the impact of coal price increases on their profits. Organizations are open systems in that no organization possesses all the resources that it needs and all organizations must obtain resources from their external environments in order to survive. Resource dependent theory suggests that the most important goal of an organization is to find effective mechanisms to cope with its dependence on the external environments for resources that are critical to its survival. Chinese power generation companies traditionally rely heavily on coal as their raw materials, and an increase in coal price can have a significant negative impact on... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Sun, Min (Author) / Shen, Wei (Advisor) / Liu, Jun (Committee member) / Pei, Ker-Wei (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Business / Finance / Organizational strategy / power generation company / stock market
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 79 pages
Language Chinese
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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