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Strategic Fit is the extent to which an organization is able to match its (internal) resources and capabilities to its external environment. This matching is achieved via the organization's strategy. Capabilities could be Distinctive Capabilities or Dynamic Capabilities. For more on resources see Resource-based View on the Firm.


The term is also used to express the degree to which the corporate mission and strategies of an organization match its internal structure and its external environment. See the 7-S Framework which is similar to this idea.

The term is also used in a merger and acquisition-context to indicate how well both parties fit together.


The term should not be confused with strategic stretch: the extent to which an organization is able to use, deploy and 'stretch' the resources it possesses to achieve its strategic goals and Strategic Intent.

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  Strategic Fit is Like a Tailor Made Suit
With regard to the definition of the term “strategic fit” there is a great array of various articles, etc. As a common sense, strategic fit can be viewed as a tailor made suit: it is highly company specific and is therefore not eligible to be ...

Strategic Fit versus Strategic Stretch

According to Agnihotri (2014), literature has often overemphasized the importance of strategic fit. Many studies – such as the study of Johnson and Scholes (1999) - suggest that companies must assess the macro environment surrounding the firm ...

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