The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Paperback | November 1, 2001

EditorGiovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, Sidney Winter

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How do organizations develop, maintain, and advance their organizational capabilities and knowledge? What happens between intention and outcome? What are the processes, information flows, coordination, control, and communication systems involved? What is the influence of the institutionalcontext upon the evolution of corporate competences?The purpose of this book is to offer both theoretical analysis and detailed evidence from a number of studies at the levels of individual firms, sectors, and broader international patterns. These enable a richer understanding of the processes involved and highlight their contributions to businessperformance.The book includes chapters from leading international researchers with detailed analyses of the auto, pharmaceutical, electronics, and financial services sectors. It presents novel theoretical insights into the relationships between organizational structures and organizational capabilities, thepatterns of accumulation of technological knowledge, and the management of competence-building in changing markets.

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How do organizations develop, maintain, and advance their organizational capabilities and knowledge? What happens between intention and outcome? What are the processes, information flows, coordination, control, and communication systems involved? What is the influence of the institutionalcontext upon the evolution of corporate competen...

Giovanni Dosi is Professor at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. In addition to writing numerous publications, he is co-editor of the journal Industrial and Corporate Change published by Oxford University Press. Richard R. Nelson is Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, N...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, Sidney G. Winter: Introduction: The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational CapabilitiesPart I: Introduction to Part I. Organizational Capabilities1. Alessandro Narduzzo, Elena Rocco, Massimo Warglien: Talking about Routines in the Field2. Linda Argote, Eric Darr: Repositories of Knowledge in Franchise Organizations3. Gabriel Szulanski: Appropriability and the Challenge of Scope4. M. Therese Flaherty: Limited Enquiry and Intelligent Adaptation in Semiconductor ManufacturingPart II: Introduction to Part II. The Development of New Capabilities5. Gary P. Pisano: In Search of Dynamic Capabilities6. Rebecca Henderson, Iain Cockburn: Measuring Competence? Exploring Firm Effects in Drug Discovery7. Melissa M. Appleyard, Nile W. Hatch, David C. Mowery: Managing the Development and Transfer of Process Technologies in the Semiconductor Manufacturing IndustryPart III: Introduction to Part III. The Evolution of Organizational Capabilities and their Social Roots8. Benjamin Coriat: The 'Abominable Ohno Production System'. Competences, Monitoring, and Routines in Japanese Production Systems9. Takahiro Fujimoto: Evolution of Manufacturing Systems and Ex-post Dynamic Capabilities10. Richard Florida, Martin Kenney: Transfer and Replication of Organizational CapabilitiesPart IV: Introduction to Part IV. Perspectives on Capabilities11. Pari Patel, Keith Pavitt: How Technological Competencies Help Define the Core of the Firm12. David J. Teece, Gary Pisano, Amy Shuen: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management13. Daniel Levinthal: Organizational Capabilities in Complex Worlds