Session 157

Managerial Cognition and Dynamic Capabilities at the Crossroads: Current Issues and Novel Strands of Development

Track E

Date: Monday, October 12, 2009


Time: 17:15 – 18:30


Room: Auditorium

Session Chair:
Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania


Abstract: The aim of this panel is to explore systematically the intersections between managerial cognition and the emergence and evolution of dynamic capabilities at both the firm and inter-firm levels. The contributions of strategy scholars with an array of cognitive investigation orientations (i.e., RBV, evolutionary, behavioral, and neuronal) is expected to fire up intense dialogue and mesmerizing conversation unpacking fertile avenues of development in the burgeoning managerial cognition strand of strategic management. We draw specific attention to four potentially fertile issues: 1) the view of cognition as a driver of inertia in capability development; 2) the countervailing view of cognition as enabler and mobilizer of novel firm capabilities; 3) the surfacing concept of cognitive capability; and 4) the role of dynamic capabilities in varying managerial cognition.

All Sessions in Track E...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 256: Discipline Based Theories: What Do Theories of the Firm Say About Organizational Dynamics
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 257: Applying Theories: What Does Strategy & Organization Say About Health Care?
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 258: Integrating Theories of Problem Formation
Sun: 16:30 – 17:30
Session 309: Competitive Strategy, IG Meeting
Mon: 12:45 – 14:00
Session 159: Strategic Factor Markets: Antecedents, Consequences and Dynamics
Session 166: Competitive Strategy and the Business of Science
Mon: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 160: Emerging Strategies in Acquisition
Session 220: Contemporary Challenges to Organization Theory
Mon: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 157: Managerial Cognition and Dynamic Capabilities at the Crossroads: Current Issues and Novel Strands of Development
Session 222: Challenging Traditional Notions of Competitive Strategies and Competitive Advantage
Tue: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 161: Demand-based Approaches to Strategy: The Role of Customers and Communities
Session 163: Resources and Capabilities to Strengthen Alliance Formation and Execution
Tue: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 164: Competitive Strategy and Firm Performance
Session 165: Emerging Organizational Solutions for Exploration Strategies
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 158: Strategic Change and Dynamic Capabilities
Session 169: Unpacking Sources of Heterogeneity: Market Frictions, Firm Resources, Strategic Actions
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 216: Industry Evolution and Resource Architecture
Session 217: Designing Organizations to Sustain Performance
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 214: Managerial Capabilities and the Microfoundations of Strategy

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