Session 135

Micro-processes for developing dynamic capabilities

Track B

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Track H

Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Paper

Room: Governor's Square 10


Session Chair:

  • Gideon Markman, Colorado State University

Title: Abseiling from the Shard: The Assembly of Capability in Temporary Organizations

Authors

  • Martin Friesl, Lancaster University
  • Chris Ford, Lancaster University

Abstract: This paper studies the assembly of capability in temporary organizations. Based on longitudinal data from the run up to a large scale fundraising event we develop a process model of the cognitive foundations of capability assembly in temporary organizations. A concept we propose within this model is the notion of ‘malleability’. Malleability describes the degree to which capability or purpose can be changed at a particular point in time. We describe the mechanism through which this occurs in particular the interplay of actors’ temporal (past and future oriented), purpose and capability cognition. We suggest that the notions of capability and purpose malleability help to explain why actors continue to select and integrate resources in to a temporary organization, or why they fail to do so.

Title: Buyer-Supplier Relations, Learning Agility, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Authors

  • Abraham Carmeli, Tel Aviv University
  • Gideon Markman, Colorado State University
  • Itzik Zivan, Tel Aviv University
  • Emanuel Gomes, University of Birmingham

Abstract: Strategic management research on sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) can offer insightful perspectives, but attention to micro processes is lagging. We develop a theoretical model that clarifies the micro processes by which buyers and supplier can develop more sustainable supply chains. Drawing from and integrating four theoretical anchors—social exchange, positive work relationships, commitment, and dynamic capabilities—we theorize that three processes—synergistic engagement, rich and ongoing communication, and advice seeking and giving—can transition buyer-supplier relations from transactional- to commitment-based ties. We then posit that relationship commitment is a key for building inter-organizational learning agility and we conclude by clarifying learning agility is so critical to sustainable supply chains management.

Title: Reconstructing the Aggregation of Individual Behavior in Organizations: A Qualitative Empirical Study from the Field of Strategic Knowledge Management

Authors

  • Matthias Georg Will, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Julia Mueller, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Abstract: Strategic management traditionally concentrates on different levels of an organization: strategies are formulated on the macro level, implemented on the micro level, and the consequences are measured again on the macro level. As the emerging field of micro-foundations argues, this approach lacks an understanding of the micro to macro link within organizations (e.g. the aggregation). This can be a reason why even well-intended and elaborated strategic management concepts might fail. We present a qualitative empirical study from the field of strategic knowledge management for reconstructing the different ways of aggregation. Our study reveals that understanding the links between the micro and macro level contributes to corporate success. Managers and leaders can assess in a more efficient and effective way the impact of their strategies.

Title: Tracking Dynamic Capabilities over Time: A Longitudinal Case Study of ASML

Authors

  • Susanne van der Velden, AvilyZ
  • Niels Noorderhaven, Tilburg University
  • Henk Akkermans, Tilburg University

Abstract: Dynamic capabilities theory aims to explain how firms can build and sustain competitive advantage under conditions of changing market conditions. However, the concept of dynamic capabilities remains abstract and has as yet been given limited empirical contents. We study ASML, the worldwide leading supplier of lithography machines for the semiconductor industry. Over a period of just over 30 years, this firm managed to grow and flourish in the highly complex and turbulent environment of the integrated circuits (ICs) production machinery market. In a study covering the first two decades of ASML’s history, we show how ASML built and applied its resources and capabilities base, thereby adapting to the dramatic up- and downturns of the industry.

All Sessions in Track B...

Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 133: Strategic renewal & business model innovation
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 134: Leading change implementation processes
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 135: Micro-processes for developing dynamic capabilities
Session 212: Initiative Generation, Opportunity Sensing, Decision and Change Processes: The Role of Context and Cognition
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 165: Strategic Change: The Role of Cognition and Affect/Emotions

All Sessions in Track H...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 22: On Boxes, Arrows and Multiple Case Studies
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 23: Simple Rules and Other Seminal Contributions
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 24: Tribute to Kathleen Eisenhardt
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 113: Serial Acquisitions: Strategies and Processes
Session 154: Processes of Capability Development, Rejuvenation and Erosion and their Interplay with Strategy
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 316: Strategy Process Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 162: Strategy Formation Processes
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 210: M&A/JV Implementation
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 169: The Role of Attention in Organizational Processes (Evaluation, Promotion, Innovation and Growth)
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 134: Leading change implementation processes
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 135: Micro-processes for developing dynamic capabilities
Session 212: Initiative Generation, Opportunity Sensing, Decision and Change Processes: The Role of Context and Cognition
Session 255: Processes for Innovation and Ideation
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 211: Cognition, Discourse and Innovation Dynamics within and across Organizations
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 275: External Interface Processes and their Consequences
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 165: Strategic Change: The Role of Cognition and Affect/Emotions


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