Всего публикаций в данном разделе: 6
Adaptive Learning Routines and Time in Strategic Decision-Making Processes in Emerging Markets [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 11-12-2002Li-Choy Chong, Klaus Kukovetz
This paper attempts to map out the learning routines of organizations in adapting their decision-making processes to the emerging market environment of China. The ability to increase the speed and quality of learning through conscious exploitation of learning routines would bring about better performance faster and hence would be of strategic importance to the firm. The findings have shown that this can be achieved through improving the efficiency of learning routines, e.g. through intentional learning, the employment of experienced decision-making agents, or better timing of actions and interventions. Strategic time concepts are found to be extremely relevant.
Опубликовано на портале: 05-01-2003Magnus Hellstrom
The importance of product paths on assembly lines have since long been acknowledged. What if the same idea was applied to the paths of project supplies? Could the description and perception of such journeys, reaching throughout the supply chain to the already operating outcome of the whole project, be of interest in management science? This study aims at implicating ways of facilitating and enhancing site based project management. This is not done in the same way as for an assembly line, but, instead, empirical methods brought about through participant observation will be used.
Опубликовано на портале: 11-12-2002Rita D. Medina-Muсoz, Diego R. Medina-Muсoz
The establishment of cooperative relationships with other organizations is becoming something crucial to businesses, in a way that strategic alliances or interorganizational relationships (IR) constitute an important topic for research in management literature. This study analyzes interorganizational control (IC), which represents one of the processes within IR that is receiving greater attention in the literature, from a knowledge-based perspective. Besides describing its concept and dimensions, the effect of the knowledge to be transferred in the context of IR on IC is also assessed. To be specific, there is an analysis of the influence of the characteristics of the knowledge and the extent of assimilation of knowledge by the other partners on the extent of control and control types and mechanisms. Empirical evidence is provided by our study of the relationship between tour operators from Germany and the United Kingdom and the accommodation companies, which revolves around the control exercised by the tour operators over the accommodation companies.
Опубликовано на портале: 11-12-2002Will Mitchell, Pierre Dussauge, Bernard Garrett
This study addresses two main questions: First, what types of alliances do firms tend to create when combining different kinds of resources? Second, what governance mechanisms do firms set up to coordinate and protect resources when they use them for different alliances? The authors examine 227 alliances between competitors in Asia, North America, and Europe. We first identify two types of alliances: scale alliances in which the partner firms contribute similar resources, and link alliances in which the partners contribute complementary resources. As a resoult it was founded that firms contributing R&D and production resources tend to form scale alliances, while firms contributing marketing resources tend to enter into link alliances. The authors also conclude that firms are more likely to choose stronger protection mechanisms for link alliances, which create greater appropriation risks, while they tend to seek higher levels of coordination in scale alliances.
Опубликовано на портале: 28-05-2008Anna Grandori
The paper outlines a new pluralistic method for analyzing, assessing and improving corporate governance structures in their traits relevant both for financial and for human capital providers. The framework seeks to enlarge the rather universalistic approach to governance structures ranking used in the economic (principal-agent) approach, introducing sensitiveness to some relevant contingencies. Among the contingencies, task complexity and innovativeness is supposed to matter, as well as the configuration of motivations and preferences of capital providers which are supposed not to be uniform but to be predictable in their main configurations. The framewok is design-oriented and aimed at improving corporate governance configurations in a generative way, based on the discovery of superior matches between the preferences of different cathegories of capital providers over governance mechanisms (rather than focused, as usual, on the comparative assessment of discrete realized models). The approach is relational in two ways: it builds governance structures on pairwise analyses of effective matches among preference configurations; it builds governance structures as nexuses of complementary governance mechanisms (effective matches among mechanisms).
Assessing the Structural Change of Strategic Mobility Determinants under Hybercompetitive Environments [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 25-12-2002Jose Angel Zuniga Vicente, Jose David Vicente Lorente
In this exploratory study, the authors set out to develop and test a dynamic and integrative framework on strategic change. On the basis of theoretical arguments and prior empirical evidence from the adaptation and inertial perspectives, the researchers propose an original empirical model to examine whether potential determinants of strategic change remain stable over time in a hypercompetitive environment. The authors look for an answer to this question in the Spanish private bank industry during a period of high strategic mobility as consequence of continuous and drastic environmental transformations. The results strongly support that the effect of potential determinants of strategic mobility in this industry did not remain stable over the whole period of analysis. From this point of view, the study sheds new light on major debates and dilemmas in the field of strategy regarding why firms change theirs competitive patterns over time, and hence whether the adaptation and inertial views really must be considered as complementary perspectives. Furthermore, the paper introduces two important methodological innovations which facilitate future empirical replies. First, the definition and measurement of strategic change by employing a new grouping method, the MCLUST. Second, the control of the non-observable heterogeneity using panel data models for logit regression.