The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

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In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities—how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and diffuse that knowledge in a competitive environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198296805
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2000
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni Dosi is Professor at the Santa Anna School of Advanced Study, Pisa, Italy. In addition to writing numerous publications, he is an editor on 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.

Sidney Winter is Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities, Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, Sidney G. Winter
Part I
Introduction to Part I. Organizational Capabilities
1. Talking about Routines in the Field, Alessandro Narduzzo, Elena Rocco, Massimo Warglien
2. Repositories of Knowledge in Franchise Organizations, Linda Argote and Eric Darr
3. Appropriability and the Challenge of Scope, Gabriel Szulanski
4. Limited Enquiry and Intelligent Adaptation in Semiconductor Manufacturing, M. T. Flaherty
Part II
Introduction to Part II. The Development of New Capabilities
5. In Search of Dynamic Capabilities, Gary P. Pisano
6. Measuring Competence? Exploring Firm Effects in Drug Discovery, Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn
7. Managing the Development and Transfer of Process Technologies in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry, Melissa M. Appleyard, Nile W. Hatch and David C. Mowery
Part III
Introduction to Part III. The Evolution of Organizational Capabilities and their Social Roots
8. The 'Abominable Ohno Production System'. Competences, Monitoring, and Routines in Japanese Production Systems, Benjamin Coriat
9. Evolution of Manufacturing Systems and Ex-post Dynamic Capabilities, Takahiro Fujimoto
10. Transfer and Replication of Organizational Capabilities, Richard Florida and Martin Kenney
Part IV
Introduction to Part IV. Perspectives on Capabilities
11. How Technological Competencies Help Define the Core of the Firm, Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt
12. Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management, David J. Teece, Gary Pisano and Amy Shuen
13. Organizational Capabilities in Complex Worlds, Daniel Levinthal

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