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Understanding Board Structure, Composition, and Vigilance

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an overview of the key driving forces influencing the makeup and behavior of boards of directors. Theories of resource dependence, institutionalization, and agency are all ... More


Conclusion: Changing Business Systems, Power, and the Science of Manufacturing Possibilities

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The conclusion addresses three areas of theoretical interest posed by empirical and theoretical arguments made in the substantive chapters of Manufacturing Possibilities. First it elaborates more ... More


Introduction

PAUL WINDOLF

in Corporate Networks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256976
eISBN:
9780191719639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256976.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Theories explaining the meaning of corporate networks can be divided into two categories: functionalist theories explain networks by way of the economic and social functions they fulfill, while power ... More


Introduction: The Arts of Leadership

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses four approaches in understanding leadership—trait approaches, contingency approaches, situational approaches, and the constitutive approaches. It defines leadership as an art, ... More


Planning Your Campaign

Lois K. Geller

in Response: The Complete Guide to Profitable Direct Marketing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158694
eISBN:
9780199849420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158694.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses in detail the processes involved in writing out a marketing plan and focuses on the seven areas of pertinent information needed to make any marketing campaign work: background, ... More


Flexibility, The Hallmark of Postmodern Organization

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

As competitive change appears to be accelerating, it is important that we adopt a postmodern management perspective so that we can appropriately address the opportunities and needs of an organization ... More


The Context of Change: a Tectonic Approach

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The organization provides the context of change within which implementation occurs. The ‘Greenfield’ site is very much a special case in the diffusion of APM; the vast majority of implementations ... More


The Virtues of Global Leaders: An Integrative Research Perspective

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter integrates the arguments presented in the previous chapters. Different virtues tend to support different roles, activities, and competencies. Therefore, global leaders must combine ... More


Knowledge Integration Processes in New Product Development: On the Dynamics of Deadlines and Architectures

Thomas Magnusson and Nicolette Lakemond

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Emanating from the knowledge-based theory of the firm, this chapter elaborates on different processes for engineering knowledge integration in new product development (NPD). A theoretically derived ... More


Knowledge Integration in Inter-firm R&D Collaboration: How do Firms Manage Problems of Coordination and Cooperation?

Mattias Johansson, Mattias Axelson, Cecilia Enberg, and Fredrik Tell

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Firms often need to collaboratively use and integrate two or more organizations' knowledge bases in order to achieve their goals. This is a challenging task due to two sets of commonly identified ... More


Management in practice: Overview of classic studies on managerial work

Stefan Tengblad and Ola Edvin Vie

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter reviews the influential Management and Work Behaviour (MWB) research of the past sixty years (a review of twenty-one studies, beginning with Carlson’s Executive Behaviour, 1951, and ... More


Lone Wolves: The Case of Search Engine Optimization

Clay Spinuzzi

in All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226236964
eISBN:
9780226237015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Up to this point, the book has discussed all-edge adhocracies as they form among relatively independent workers. But adhocracies can form wherever work is organized within networks and around ... More


Experimenting with Video Technology in the Courtroom

Giovan Francesco Lanzara

in Shifting Practices: Reflections on Technology, Practice, and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034456
eISBN:
9780262332309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034456.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter illustrates and analyses the judges' early experiments with the VCR in the courtroom. Disruptions and contingencies in the courtroom are illustrated. The judges' responses and their ... More


What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Charles Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The “market” teaches us that it cannot be predicted or fully understood. It also teaches us the limitations of what we know and the inevitability of unexpected things happening. It not only reveals ... More


Stuff Happens!

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

Drawing heavily on market examples and transcendental/critical realism, this chapter switches the focus from knowing and ambiguities to unexpected happenings and contingencies, and from past to ... More


The Essentials of Acting Sensibly: An Overview

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter offers an overview of “acting sensibly” and its five basic components: 1) identifying and juggling objectives; 2) recognizing markers; 3) rules of thumb; 4) adjusting and correcting ... More


Monitoring and Utilizing Escape Routes

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

In many ways this chapter revisits Chapters 6 to 9 as it utilizes the various practices and skills of all four. As noted earlier, acting sensibly is primarily about “doing” rather than “thinking.” ... More


Learning to Act Sensibly by Engaging and Doing

Charles W. Smith

in What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745112
eISBN:
9780191806056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745112.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter explores some of the implicit suggestions that markets offer as to how we may better prepare ourselves and the next generation to acquire the skills and attitudes required to counter the ... More


Understanding Management Models: Going Beyond “What” and “Why” to “How” Work Gets Done in Organizations

Julian Birkinshaw and Shaz Ansari

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This chapter clarifies what exactly a management model is, and how it is complementary to a business model. As the authors suggest, while every company has an implicit management model, many have ... More


Evolution, Adaptation, or Innovation?: A Contingency Framework on Business Model Dynamics

Tina Saebi

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Putting forward a contingency framework, this chapter examines how firms need to modify their business model in response to different threats in the business environment. Examining three different ... More


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