Organizational Capability and Competitive Advantage

Author: William Lazonick

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Competition

Page: 678

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In an age of intense international competition, enterprises, regions and nations depend on their organizational capabilities to gain competitive advantage in global markets. This volume brings together critical scholarly contributions to historical and contemporary debates over the origins and characteristics of organizational capabilities that result in competitive advantage. Included are case studies drawn from textiles, chemicals, automobiles, computers and agriculture that illustrate how organizational capabilities generate sustained competitive success. In a new introduction, the editors, who have themselves been in the forefront of analysing the dynamics of innovation and industrial development, provide a state-of-the-art survey of the subject.

The Impact of Organizational Capability on Competitive Advantage

Author: Mauro Michele Sibilia

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing



Page: 72

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What are the levers behind the performance of a specific firm? Many possible answers might come to the reader's mind: strategy, financial situation, marketing capabilities ... in two words: competitive advantage.This book tries to include Organizational Capability into the equation of company performance. The starting point is the definition of competitive advantage by D. Ulrich; from this cornerstone, I try to develop a comprehensive framework to capture the presence of Organizational Capability in a company and to assess its impact on the firm's specific competitive advantage.The aim is not to create the ultimate solution to the problem of measuring the reasons behind competitive advantage but to create a starting point to foster the further debate and development of more far-reaching models.
Business & Economics

Organizational Capability

Author: Dave Ulrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 502

For any organization to compete successfully in today's market, it must focus on building not only from the outside but from the inside as well. Shows the correlation between successful people management and the bottom line. Explains how involving employees in the planning and implementation process and allowing them to see the fruits of their labor (the sense of connection between daily work and long-term customer success) benefits the organization. The aim here is to show how focusing on organizational capability will not only meet short-term financial requirements, but also build a solid foundation for the future.
Business & Economics

Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage

Author: Bertrand Moingeon

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 441

`[I}n this volume, contributors from the fields of both strategic management and organizational behaviour have been brought together to explore the relationship between organizational learning and competitive advantage.... In their editorial introduction, Edmonson and Moingeon trace changes within the fields of strategy and organizational development that have encouraged a more integrative approach. On the strategy side, the emergence of the "resource view of the firm" has drawn attention to the importance of firm-specific resources including knowledge and how it is acquired, as sources of competitive advantage. On the other hand, organizational development practitioners have become increasingly interested in relating their traditional t