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Codification, Abstraction, and Firm Differences: A Cognitive Information‐based Perspective

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The resource-based view shares with population ecology, organizational systematics, organizational cladistics, and institutional theory a concern with why firms differ and with what keeps them ... More


The Resource‐based View: Aligning Strategy and Competitive Equilibrium

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Resource-based view of the firm (RBV) has emerged as the dominant approach to strategy-content theory. However, the RBV was developed in hurry by a few key contributors, while its nearly 20 years of ... More


Conclusions: So … Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Luiz F. Mesquita

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Latin America presents unique challenges, such as roller-coaster bouts of economic development boom and bust; massive presence of state in the economy; failing markets for human and physical capital, ... More


Patterns of Strategy Specialization

Andrea M. Herrmann

in One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy?: Comparing Pharmaceutical Firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543434
eISBN:
9780191715693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543434.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

This chapter opens by contrasting two opposing theories on how firms respond to the increasing pressures of international competition: the resource-based view of strategic management on the one hand, ... More


Linking Antitrust Legislation, Standards, and Competitive Strategies

Andrea M. Herrmann

in One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy?: Comparing Pharmaceutical Firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543434
eISBN:
9780191715693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543434.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

This chapter examines how firms can compete despite comparative disadvantages of national antitrust legislation. It first studies whether pharmaceutical firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK develop ... More


Linking Financial Market Institutions, Corporate Finance, and Competitive Strategies

Andrea M. Herrmann

in One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy?: Comparing Pharmaceutical Firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543434
eISBN:
9780191715693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543434.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

This chapter analyses how firms can compete despite comparative disadvantages of national financial-market institutions. It first studies whether pharmaceutical firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK ... More


Linking Labour‐Market Institutions, Employee Skills, and Competitive Strategies

Andrea M. Herrmann

in One Political Economy, One Competitive Strategy?: Comparing Pharmaceutical Firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543434
eISBN:
9780191715693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543434.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

This chapter investigates how firms can compete despite comparative disadvantages of national labour-market institutions. It first analyses whether pharmaceutical firms in Germany, Italy, and the UK ... More


Strategy, Resources, and Transaction Costs

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Transaction cost economics (TCE) has been criticized by management scholars and knowledge-based theorists, using their critiques of TCE as the starting point for their own approaches to the firm. It ... More


An academic Indian summer

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

After her husband’s death in 1984 and retirement from INSEAD Edith enjoyed the resurgence of interest in her work and its increasing influence on aspects of economic, business, and management theory ... More


Theories of the Firm and Open Innovation

Wim Vanhaverbeke and Myriam Cloodt

in New Frontiers in Open Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199682461
eISBN:
9780191762895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682461.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Open innovation (OI) has only sporadically been related to existing theoretical frameworks. The chapter starts by connecting OI to business and corporate strategy. Secondly, the relations with ... More


Strategic Analysis—Academic Models

J.-C. Spender

in Business Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Opportunity, and Enterprise

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686544
eISBN:
9780191766442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686544.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The balance between fetishizing theory as true knowledge and dismissing it as irrelevant to practice—especially management practice—is a challenge. Hence the rigor–relevance discussion. This chapter ... More


The ABCD Model: Theoretical Foundation

Hwy-Chang Moon

in The Strategy for Korea's Economic Success

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190228798
eISBN:
9780190228828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228798.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The ABCD model provides a more complete and detailed analysis when compared to existing studies of Korea’s economic growth. Scholars point to unique aspects of Korea, such as Confucian ethics and ... More


The Economic View of Strategic Management

Constance E. Helfat

in Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190090883
eISBN:
9780190090920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090883.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Economics-based theories in strategic management fall into two categories: (1) homegrown theories developed within the field of strategic management that rely on economic logic, and (2) theories that ... More


Keep the Conversation Going: Theory and Method in Strategic Management

Robert E. Hoskisson and Jeffrey S. Harrison

in Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190090883
eISBN:
9780190090920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090883.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

As a relatively young discipline, the field of strategic management has not been as stifled as some other fields by what might be called a “normal science straitjacket” of established theories and ... More


A review of literature and perspectives on management knowledge

Ewan Ferlie, Sue Dopson, Chris Bennett, Michael D. Fischer, Jean Ledger, and Gerry McGivern

in The Politics of Management Knowledge in Times of Austerity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198777212
eISBN:
9780191823008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777212.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents the different theoretical texts that informed our study and interpretation of empirical data. We review selected health services and social science literature to provide ... More


VRIO

Greg Fisher, John E. Wisneski, and Rene M. Bakker

in Strategy in 3D: Essential Tools to Diagnose, Decide, and Deliver

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081478
eISBN:
9780197521847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081478.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The purpose of VRIO analysis is to systematically identify resources and capabilities that may serve as a key source of competitive advantage. For a resource or capability to be the basis of a ... More


Emerging Market Multinationals*: An Overview

Mauro F. Guillén, Esteban García-Canal, and Raquel García-García

in Emerging Indian Multinationals: Strategic Players in a Multipolar World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199466467
eISBN:
9780199086832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466467.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In the last two decades, new multinational enterprises from emerging, upper middle-income or oil-rich countries have defied traditional internationalization patterns followed by developed country ... More


Party Personnel Strategies: How Electoral Systems Shape Individual, Constituency, and Party Trade-Offs

Matthew S. Shugart, Matthew E. Bergman, Cory L. Struthers, Ellis S. Krauss, and Robert J. Pekkanen

in Party Personnel Strategies: Electoral Systems and Parliamentary Committee Assignments

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897053
eISBN:
9780191919718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897053.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter introduces the notion of “party personnel strategies.” The concept refers to the process by which political parties allocate their elected members to legislative committees. The theory is ... More


Conclusion: Assessing Party Personnel Practices under Varying Electoral Systems

Matthew S. Shugart, Matthew E. Bergman, Cory L. Struthers, Ellis S. Krauss, and Robert J. Pekkanen

in Party Personnel Strategies: Electoral Systems and Parliamentary Committee Assignments

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897053
eISBN:
9780191919718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897053.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the book’s contribution to understanding the role of individual legislators’ attributes in the collective goal pursuits of political parties. It assesses the performance of ... More


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