Downstream Intra-organizational Product Market Competition Between Employees: A Theoretical Approach

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1209)


To investigate the downstream internal competition and its effect on firm’s performance comprehensive literature review has been conducted. The concentration is on recognized social dimensions, similar focus is on communications, interactions and interrelationship between departments and business units. The Integration of intra-organizational competition and internal social comparison balances the literature review. Although it is quite controversial to practice and encourage internal competition having it’s sustained effect on behavioral of employees. The basis of literature review relies on human tendency to compare and coordinate work activities inside firm’s boundaries. The literature emphasizes on the link between the construct of intra-organizational competition and barriers for employees to function effectively. The Author concluded that there is a lack of systematic literature review which aims to test theoretical link between downstream product market competition affecting employee’s contribution towards “firms performance” from organizational point of view as per author’s current knowledge and available information.


Intra-organization Competition Working environment Downstream Performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business, Economics and ManagementUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Riga Stradins UniversityRigaLatvia

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