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Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer Within and Between Organizations

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Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer Within and Between Organizations

New Perspectives from Acquisitions, Networks, Learning and Evolution

9781843769453 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Arturo Capasso, University of Sannio, Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Libera Universita Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA) and Andrea Lanza, Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Unical Business School (UBS) and the Master in Business Administration, University of Calabria, Italy
Publication Date: January 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84376 945 3 Extent: 392 pp
This volume is the imaginative outcome of several international strategy scholars who have cultivated original research on the broad relationship between strategic capabilities and knowledge transfer at both intra- and inter-organizational levels.

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This volume is the imaginative outcome of several international strategy scholars who have cultivated original research on the broad relationship between strategic capabilities and knowledge transfer at both intra- and inter-organizational levels.

This innovative book explores, in depth, the role that strategic capabilities play in facilitating or preventing knowledge transfer in both firm and interfirm environments. As regards the relationships between strategic capabilities and the transfer of knowledge, the research encompasses different levels of analysis (e.g., the firm, the interorganizational network, the industry), different theoretical lenses (e.g., the resource-based view, the knowledge-based view, the evolutionary perspective, transaction cost economics, the cognitive theory) and different methodological stances (conceptual, empirical, case based).

Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer Within and Between Organizations is an illuminating and cohesive book which will appeal to scholars and researchers of management and business strategy as well as practitioners such as managers and consultants.
Critical Acclaim
‘Overall, the chapters in this impressive book advance a strongly dynamic perspective on the relationship of knowledge to competitive advantage. Peter Drucker’s famous proposition that knowledge is now the dominant source of competitive advantage stands intact, but this book provides an important gloss on it. Durable advantage (if achievable at all) ultimately depends on strength at the meta-level of organizational knowledge, the knowledge required to manage knowledge effectively. The studies reported here are a valuable platform for future research on this key proposition.’
– From the preface by Sidney G. Winter

‘This eclectic collection of papers offers specific and in-depth insights on the complex process of intra- and inter-organizational knowledge transfer. Surely a precious vademecum for strategic management scholars that would like to know more about knowledge transfer.’
– Andrea Prencipe, University G. d’Annunzio, Italy and SPRU, University of Sussex, UK

‘A remarkably insightful collection of contributions, combining the strategy capability and the knowledge creation and sharing perspectives. Very useful reading for the serious scholar.’
– Yves L. Doz, INSEAD, France
Contributors
Contributors: J.B. Barney, C. Boschetti, S. Bruque-Camara, A. Capasso, A. Cirrincione, R. Corrado, G.B. Dagnino, V. Della Corte, M.C. Di Guardo, C. Dolz, P. Dussauge, S. Ferriani, M. Galvagno, M. Iborra, A. Lanza, M.T. Martìnez-Fernàndez, J.A. Medina-Garrido, O. Meglio, W. Mitchell, F.X. Molina-Morales, S. Pace, M. Rivera Santos, J. Ruiz-Navarro, M. Sciarelli, H. Singh, D. Sumpf, M. Zollo
Contents
Contents:
Foreword by Sidney G. Winter
1. Introduction: Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer Within and Between Organizations
Part I: Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer: Perspectives from Firm and Industry Heterogeneity
2. Managing Heterogeneity, Allocative Balance, and Behavioral and Technology Concerns in Competitive and Cooperative Inter-firm Relationships
3. Digital Economy and Sustained Competitive Advantage in the Tourism Industry
4. Transferring Organizational Capabilities Across Transient Organizations: Evidence from Hollywood Filmmaking
5. Knowledge Transfer as a Key Process for Firm Learning: The Role of Local Institutions in Industrial Districts
Part II: Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer: Perspectives from Evolution, Learning, and Networks
6. Coupling Combinative and Relational Capabilities in Interorganizational Best Practice Transfer: An Evolutionary Perspective
7. Heuristics and Network Position: A Cognitive and Structural Framework on Innovation
8. Developing Dynamic Capabilities with IT
9. On the Relationship Between Knowledge, Networks, and Local Context
Part III: Strategic Capabilities and Knowledge Transfer: Perspectives from Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
10. Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions: How Frequent Acquirers Learn to Manage the Integration Process
11. Merger and Acquisition Integration: The Influence of Resources
12. Acquisition Integration at Siemens Mobile Phones: Applying a Resource-based Perspective
13. The Determinants of Inter-Partner Learning in Alliances: An Empirical Study in e-Commerce
14. Deliberate Learning in Corporate Acquisitions: Post-Acquisition Strategies and Integration Capability in US Bank Mergers
15. Beyond this Book: A Proposed Research Agenda
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