The Fit Between Managerial Ties and Resource



Abstract:This study advances managerial ties and firm performance research by examining the contingent value of resource bundling capabilities in the context of China’s manufacturing industries. Using a sample of 290 manufacturing firms, we demonstrate that managerial ties and resource bundling capabilities can interactively impact firm performance. Specifically, business ties are positively related to, but political ties have an inverted Ushaped relationship with manufacturing firm performance. Further, business and political ties can interact to positively impact manufacturing firm performance. More importantly, improving resource bundling capabilities has a positive moderating effect on the relationship between managerial ties and manufacturing firm performance, whereas pioneering resource bundling capabilities has a negative moderating effect. Overall, we contribute to the literature by explicating different roles of business ties versus political ties played in creating value for manufacturing firms and extending the contingent view of managerial ties from a resource management perspective.

Index Terms:Business ties, firm performance, managerial ties,
political ties, resource bundling capabilities.

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