Session 256

Discipline Based Theories: What Do Theories of the Firm Say About Organizational Dynamics

Track E

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009


Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Meeting Room 2

Session Chair:
Michael Leiblein, Ohio State University


This session is designed to explore factors that affect the evolution of organizational forms. The increasing de-integration of organizational value chains and renewed emphasis on innovation suggest the importance of understanding the causes and consequences of changes in firm boundaries. The panelists will offer presentations on factors affecting the evolution of organizational forms from dynamic transaction cost, problem solving, and evolutionary perspectives paying particular attention to the assumptions associated with these perspectives, the association between organizational evolution and the evolution of productive capabilities, and opportunities for future impactful research. Audience participants may expect to engage in discussion regarding associations between exogenous (consumer, technological, or regulatory) changes to the selection environment, the influence of path dependency, and the development of superior activities or capabilities relative to one's competitors.

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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