Session Details: Session 1601

Organizational Capabilities and Competitive Advantage: Where Do We Go From Here?

Track E

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008


Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Saal 14

Session Co-Chairs:
Gianmario Verona, Bocconi University
Maurizio Zollo, Bocconi University


*Jointly conducted by the Competitive Strategy and Knowledge and Innovation IG The link between organizational capabilities and competitive advantage has been theorized (primarily) and (increasingly) empirically studied for almost two decades, now. Despite the significant progress in the debate, the questions spurring the current research efforts have not evolved a lot from the pioneering years. Notably, we are still missing a solid empirical base supporting some of the key theoretical tenets and identifying the boundary conditions for learning processes to create and sustain competitive advantage. This workshop will offer the opportunity to some of the leading thinkers in the strategy and evolutionary economics fields to share their current thoughts on where the research agenda on organizational capabilities and competitive advantage is going, and (more importantly) where it ought to go. The objective is to engage participants in a discussion on the directions and modes of development for research in an area central to both the Knowledge and Innovation as well as the Competitive Strategy Interest Groups.

All Sessions in Track E...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1501: Exploration Strategies: Current Research and Future Content and Methodological Challenges
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 1601: Organizational Capabilities and Competitive Advantage: Where Do We Go From Here?
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 1701: Using Research Centers to Foster ABC Collaboration
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1067: The Upside of Financial Investments
Session 1072: Lessons from Industry Cases
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1073: Learning and Competitive Dynamics
Session 1074: Configurations and Performance
Session 1076: The Knowledge-Based View in New Arenas
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1060: Value Creation and Appropriation: Perspectives From the Resource-Based View, Property Rights and Incomplete Contracting
Session 1062: Mastering Alliance Capability
Session 1069: Leveraging and Repositioning Resources
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1059: Networks and Social Capital
Session 1070: Performance and the Competitive Arena
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1063: Topics on Competitive Dynamics
Session 1066: Managing and Environmental Stewardship
Session 1075: Strategic Decision Making
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1065: Managing Stakeholder Networks and External Communication
Session 1071: Technology, Innovation and Competitive Advantage
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1064: Exploring Dynamic Capabilities
Session 1068: Signals and Firm Reputation

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