Business Strategy is becoming increasingly 'pluralist', drawing on the insights of different disciplines, and business practice in different parts of the world. This book brings together the work and ideas of leading international scholars working in the field under three main headings Technology, Strategy and Organization, and Regions. The purpose of the book is to explore from different perspectives the dynamic interplay between the technology of a firm; its strategies; organizational choices; and issues of place, region, and location. The contributors are Peter Hagström, Alfred Chandler, Takahiro Fujimoto, Richard Nelson, Nathan Rosenberg, Erik von Hippel, Cristiano Antonelli, Giovanni Dosi, Benjamin Coriat, David Teece, Gunnar Hedlund, Pari Patel, Keith Pavitt, Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka Takeuchi, Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, John Cantwell, John Dunning, Michael Enright, Masahisa Fujita, Ryoichi Ishii, Allen Scott, Orjan Solvell, Ivo Zander, J-C Spender, and Michael Porter. Together they address the challenge of explaining the long-run competitiveness of firms in an ever more global world. This book will be a benchmark for anybody wanting to keep abreast of leading edge strategic thinking.
`a book that offers some profound observations - indeed, wisdom - about an emerging view of the contemporary firm and its functions. This view is global in scope and interdisciplinary in nature ... The editors have done a great job in planning, organizing, and integrating the chapters and ensuring consistency across them ... A measure of a good book is that it opens up debate on important issues. If this is true, then this is a great book that raises important questions, provides a lucid discussion of them, and offers many insights that can guide future theory development ... this is a magnificent book - one that should be widely read, discussed, and debated. Provocative, well documented, and well written, it adds richly to the literature and to our understanding of emerging theories of organizations. The Dynamic Firm is a book that will profoundly shape our thinking as well as the future of scholarship in our field.' Shaker A Zahra, Academy of Management Review, October 1999 28/01/2000
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.91