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The Institutional Structuring of Organizational Capabilities: Variations in Authority Sharing and Organizational Careers

Richard Whitley

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter explores the connection between institutional frameworks and variations in authority sharing and organizational careers, such that firms in contrasting institutional contexts are ... More


Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Ron Sanchez (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Two themes have become epicentres of new management thinking in the late 1990s: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. These two themes share a common interest ... More


The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Alexander Ebner and Nikolaus Beck (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This book approaches markets as a dynamic ensemble of institutions; and as a set of rules or norms, that contribute to the evolution of social systems of governance, and can be analysed as a ... More


Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

David A. Nadler and Michael L. Tushman

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099171
eISBN:
9780199854868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

If the defining goal of modern-day business can be isolated to just one item, it would be the search for competitive advantage. Competition is more intense than ever—technological innovation, ... More


Building and Developing Capabilities: A Cognitive Congruence Framework

Yasmin Merali

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The importance of dynamism, regeneration, change, and innovation is often emphasized in ‘competing for the future’. Recent literature on competence-based competition and dynamic capabilities ... More


Organizational Capabilities in Complex Worlds

Daniel A. Levinthal

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of organizational capabilities, underlining complementarity and interdependence among organizational routines and assets. A crucial ... More


The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, and Sidney Winter (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities, studying how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and ... More


Integrating Electrical Power Systems: From Individual to Organizational Capabilities

Fredrik Tell

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter deals with the management of the development, production, and marketing of electrical power systems. In considering the history of the electrical manufacturing industry, the aim is to ... More


Knowledge Integration in a P-form Corporation: Project Epochs in the Evolution of Asea/ABB, 1945–2000

Jonas Söderlund 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/9780199693924.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents an analysis of knowledge integration in project-based organizations. It conceptualizes the organization of the firm as a function of its capability to solve complex problems ... More


Alfred Chandler and “capabilities” theories of strategy and management

David J. Teece

in Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695683
eISBN:
9780191738265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

Alfred D. Chandler’s scholarship on the large industrial enterprise has deepened understanding of economic development, and helped establish the field of strategic management research. Chandler’s ... More


Technological Discontinuities, Organizational Capabilities, and Strategic Commitments

Richard S. Rosenbloom and Clayton M. Christensen

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Innovations based on radically new technologies are believed to create advantages for entrants over incumbents in the relevant markets. This essay asks under what circumstances this is true, and to ... More


Integrating Electrical Power Systems: From Individual to Organizational Capabilities

Tell Fredrik

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Deals with the management of the development, production, and marketing of electrical power systems. In considering the history of the electrical manufacturing industry, the aim is to outline general ... More


A Blueprint for Change

DAVID A. NADLER, michael l. tushman, and mark b. nadler

in Competing by Design: The Power of Organizational Architecture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099171
eISBN:
9780199854868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099171.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

As shown through the narrative about BOC's Industrial Gases Division, companies have to adjust to changing environments by being open to innovation, new technology, and collaborating enterprises ... More


Internationalization and the Institutional Structuring of Economic Organization: Changing Authority Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Richard Whitley

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Despite the considerable growth in FDI and capital mobility compared to the 1950s, most markets remain semi-globalized and governed by predominantly national legal systems and other institutions ... More


Employment Systems and the Theory of the Firm: Societal Diversity

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The theory of employment systems provides a synthesis between the ‘human resource–based’ and the ‘opportunism‐based’ theories of the firm. The work rules shape human resource management systems ... More


Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation

Mario Cimoli, Giovanni Dosi, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199235261
eISBN:
9780191715617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235261.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the 1990s, development policy advocated by international financial institutions was influenced by the so-called Washington Consensus thinking. This strategy, based largely on liberalization, ... More


Crisis and Expansion

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the period between the financial crises and the end of the world war. During this period, the British multinational banks had expanded along with the booming world economy. ... More


How Innovative Capabilities Enable Value Creation

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that uniquely advantageous capabilities, such as a cheaper distribution system or unique product performance, give a value-capturing edge versus the competition. Investors can ... More


Boisot and the God Particle

Marzio Nessi

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

In a very personal reflective essay, Marzio Nessi, the technical coordinator of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN, recounts Max Boisot’s work and interaction with the particle physics community at ... More


A View from ASEAN

Chalongphob Sussangkarn and Worapot Manupipatpong

in Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The State of Affairs After the Global and European Crises

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714156
eISBN:
9780191782572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714156.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, South and East Asia

This chapter draws comparative lessons from the success and failures of industrial policy in Asia in the development of organizational and technological capabilities. The chapter points out that, ... More


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