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Dynamic capabilities and strategic management
David J Teece, Gary Pisano, Amy Shuen in Strategic Management Journal (1997)
The dynamic capabilities framework analyzes the sources and methods of wealth creation and capture by private enterprise firms operating in environments of rapid technological change. The competitive advantage of firms is seen as resting on…
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Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation
Wesley M Cohen, Daniel A Levinthal in Administrative Science Quarterly (1990)
In this paper, we argue that the ability of a firm to recognize the value of new, external information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends is critical to its innovative capabilities. We label this capability a firm’s absorptive capacity…
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Building Theories from Case Study Research
Kathleen M Eisenhardt in Academy of Management Review (1989)
This paper describes the process of inducting theory using case studies-from specifying the research questions to reaching closure. Some features of the process, such as problem definition and construct validation, are similar to hypothesis-testing…
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The role of international assignees’ social capital in creating inter-unit intellectual capital: A cross-level model
B Sebastian Reiche, Anne-Wil Harzing, Maria L Kraimer in Journal of International Business Studies (2009)
We conceptualize international assignees as informational boundary spanners between multinational enterprise units, and develop a cross-level model that explores how assignees’ social capital translates into inter-unit intellectual capital. First,…
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Agency Theory: An Assessment and Review
Kathleen M Eisenhardt in Academy of Management Review (1989)
Agency theory is an important, yet controversial, theory. This paper reviews agency theory, its contributions to organization theory, and the extant empirical work and develops testable propositions. The conclusions are that agency theory (a) offers…
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Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness
Brian Uzzi in Administrative Science Quarterly (1997)
The purpose of this work is to develop a systematic understanding of embeddedness and organization networks. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted at 23 entrepreneurial firms, I identify the components of embedded relationships and explicate…
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Location and the Multinational Enterprise: A Neglected Factor?
John H Dunning in Journal of International Business Studies (1998)
This article first traces the changing world economic scenario for international business over the past two decades, and then goes on to examine its implications for the location of foreign direct investment and multinational enterprise activity. It…
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The Uppsala internationalization process model revisited: From liability of foreignness to liability of outsidership
Jan Johanson, Jan-Erik Vahlne in Journal of International Business Studies (2009)
The Uppsala internationalization process model is revisited in the light of changes in business practices and theoretical advances that have been made since 1977. Now the business environment is viewed as a web of relationships, a network, rather…
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Porter’s ‘competitive advantage of nations’: An assessment
Robert M Grant in Strategic Management Journal (1991)
Porter’s Competitive Advantage of Nations is an important book which bridges the gap between strategic management and international economics while contributing substantially to both. Porter’s analysis of the impact of national environment on…
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The cornerstones of competitive advantage: A resource-based view
Margaret A Peteraf in Strategic Management Journal (1993)
This paper elucidates the underlying economics of the resource-based view of competitive advantage and integrates existing perspectives into a parsimonious model of resources and firm performance. The essence of this model is that four conditions…

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