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Structural Versus Experienced Complexity: A New Perspective on the Relationship between Organizational Complexity and Innovation [chapter]

Maya Cara, Julian Birkinshaw, Suzanne Heywood
2017 Advances in Strategic Management  
In this paper, we explore the relationship between organizational complexity and firm-level innovation.  ...  place to help the organization deliver on its objectives, and we argue that structural complexity correlates positively with firm-level innovation while experienced complexity correlates negatively with  ...  In addition to the above, we include environmental variables such as munificence, instability and regulation that could influence firm innovation and sector dummy variable to account for industry effects  ... 
doi:10.1108/s0742-332220170000037005 fatcat:2gvnf3jdrrbzvh54iw3eem54qq


2004 International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM)  
In the course of the journey many locals appeared at street corners to help with new angles and suggested new paths.  ...  Another travelling partner is Ammar Al-Shalabi (Multimedia University, Malaysia) with whom I have shared the most recent two projects and in whom I found an industrious and inspiring person.  ...  of power and authority among many actors in the environment, (ii) Munificence refers to the scarcity or availability of resources important to the organisation and (iii) Interconnectedness refers to the  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219877004000076 fatcat:px3kxxrjvjdjrdxkl55gshdtqu

Resource Efficiency Strategies and Market Conditions

Magali A. Delmas, Sanja Pekovic
2015 Long range planning  
In this paper we analyze the factors that drive the adoption of innovative resource efficiency strategies to reduce energy and material use, under different market conditions.  ...  Using data from a French survey with responses from 5,877 firms, we show that only 10% of the firms in our sample adopt resource efficiency strategies in perceived economic downturn as compared to 46%  ...  Acknowledgment Sanja Pekovic gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the AFNOR "Performance des Organisations" endowment in collaboration with the Paris-Dauphine Foundation. (*), (**), (***)  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2013.08.014 fatcat:iypidtghxjao3inqiklqgsfmhq

Disentangling the Antecedents of Ambidexterity: Exploration and Exploitation

Oksana Koryak, Andy Lockett, James C. Hayton, Nicos Nicolaou, Kevin F Mole
2016 Academy of Management Proceedings  
in R&D, and continuous improvement.  ...  We empirically validate our model on a sample of 422 small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK and find that ambidexterity is supported by a blend of integration and differentiation approaches.  ...  We constructed sectoral control variables and more fine grained industry level effects in relation to environmental dynamism and munificence to control for industry structure effects in line with prior  ... 
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2016.17970abstract fatcat:uio56xhb3vhqvhqlwtxq4l2p2a

Disentangling the antecedents of ambidexterity: Exploration and exploitation

Oksana Koryak, Andy Lockett, James Hayton, Nicos Nicolaou, Kevin Mole
2018 Research Policy  
in R&D, and continuous improvement.  ...  We empirically validate our model on a sample of 422 small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK and find that ambidexterity is supported by a blend of integration and differentiation approaches.  ...  We constructed sectoral control variables and more fine grained industry level effects in relation to environmental dynamism and munificence to control for industry structure effects in line with prior  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.12.003 fatcat:gs23qegbrza3zomgiaj6lcdiiu

Information management for the internationalization of SMEs: An exploratory study based on a strategic alignment perspective

Vincent Dutot, François Bergeron, Louis Raymond
2014 International Journal of Information Management  
From an IS research perspective, one important issue is the strategic role played by the firm's IT capabilities in responding to greater environmental uncertainty and correspondingly greater information  ...  His areas of research are in business and IT strategy, IT management, strategic alignment of information technology, electronic commerce, social media and knowledge Abstract The ability to internationalize  ...  Furthermore, the development of e-business capabilities such as e-collaboration, in conjunction with its strategic orientation, was found to positively influence the SME's internationalization performance  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2014.06.006 fatcat:ukauanoxx5d7phmrwzqeu2lcde

Structural antecedents of corporate network evolution

Frank Wijen, Niels Noorderhaven, Wim Vanhaverbeke
2011 International Journal of Business Environment  
We examine the role of organisational structure in maintaining balanced, rather than focused, networks, so that business organisations can realise progressive and timely adjustments to their evolving environments  ...  We develop a theoretical argument, illustrated with the divergent network adjustment patterns of two large, mature companies, suggesting that business organisations with the following structural antecedents  ...  1999) , or by forming strategic alliances with other organisations (Hagedoorn, 2006) .  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijbe.2011.041592 fatcat:mhvuw4xezfe7pig6bjyecuswnu


2003 Academy of Management Proceedings  
The findings indicate that managers may indeed employ three different logics-authoritarian, emotional, and conciliatory-in the strategic decision-making process.  ...  Drawing on established ecological theories and notions of strategic positioning from the management literature, we contend that processes of mutualism, competition, and inertia shape the propensity of  ...  This helps members create an approach for seeking and developing productive collaborative relationships in their own careers, and identify with the organization's unique mission for innovation.  ... 
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2003.13792399 fatcat:s4q4klu4qvfrxi5overmrvruwa

A Systematic Literature Review Protocol for the analysis of practices, measurement instruments and contextual factors inherent to Supply Chain Agility

Mohammad Hamza Alkurdi, Daniel Vázquez-Bustelo
2022 WPOM : Working Papers on Operations Management  
In addition, the role of the contextual factors inherent to the implementation of SCA and the need to achieve a certain fit between SCA and other supply chain and firm strategies and orientations has received  ...  Supply Chain Agility (SCA) has recently received substantial attention in the literature and in practice.  ...  chain orientation (learning orientation, market orientation, and innovation orientation) (Braunscheidel and Suresh, 2009) .  ... 
doi:10.4995/wpom.16096 fatcat:6qzlpf4tljczded3wip2ym4twe

A Conceptual Framework for Research into Co-Operative Enterprise

Tim Mazzarol, Richard A. Simmons, Elena Alexandra Mamouni Limnios
2011 Social Science Research Network  
A contingent resource-based view of corporate environmental strategy has emerged, advocating that the uncertainty, complexity and munificence of the business environment will moderate the dynamic capability  ...  Early statistical research indicates that the benefits of improved corporate environmental behaviour exceed its costs (Russo and Fouts 1997) , and that integration of environmental concerns in strategic  ...  We propose this conceptual framework as a mechanism for academic researchers seeking to understand the behaviour of co-operatives in case studies.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2015641 fatcat:iyaxflss4jd5pndm4tr3ltupzi

The interplay of networking activities and internal knowledge actions for subsidiary influence within MNCs

Zhaleh Najafi-Tavani, Axèle Giroud, Ulf Andersson
2014 Journal of World Business  
Our analysis also shows that alliances with non-competitors interact with entrepreneurial orientation to increase a company's performance but that alliances with competitors do not have a similar impact  ...  In this study we examine the moderating influence of alliances with non-competitors and competitors on the international performance of entrepreneurial SMEs.  ...  Thus, drawing on the literature on environmental munificence, organizational search, and organizational learning perspectives, this study seeks to explain the resource-, learning-, and routine-based antecedents  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2013.02.004 fatcat:2ieddcypavgkvn6yb2oveuys4u

Hidden Costs and the Role of Modularity: A Study on Offshoring Process Performance

Marcus M. Larsen
2013 Academy of Management Proceedings  
Mortality of new international ventures (NIVs) is exacerbated by economic shocks in the environment, which elevates the liabilities of newness, smallness and foreignness in these firms.  ...  We narrow our focus on four capabilities and six processes that drive growth in NIVs. Our study points to the important role of  ...  with R&D nodes in China and India, countries with location specific munificence of skilled high-tech talent pools.  ... 
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2013.16390abstract fatcat:qgexsh5fkjawppojjmj744l7fu

Institutional and Transaction Cost Influences on Partnership Structure of Foreign Affiliates

Mehmet Demirbag, Ekrem Tatoglu, Keith W. Glaister
2010 MIR: Management International Review: Journal of International Business  
We analyze foreign R&D activities, as measured by the country of origin of patents, in 40 host countries and 30 technology fields by 186 of the world's top R&D spending firms in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals  ...  , engineering, IT hardware and electronics industries during 1995-2002.  ...  collaboration affect strategic organizational choices in the specific case of foreign market entry.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11575-010-0055-y fatcat:3kaxd5dlpndwbpajce4hklqv6u

Patterns of sustainability values among subsidiaries

Morten Rask, Jakob Lauring
2012 International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management (IJSSM)  
approach -i.e. culture as the unit of analysis and compare it with cross-national approach.  ...  We show an evolution from an initial and extended emphasis on macro-environmental issues to a more recent focus on microeconomic, firm-level ones.  ...  , in collaboration with other institutions at home and abroad.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijssm.2012.049008 fatcat:cotuwrnckzdc3mzthlcj2yem64

The Temporal Development of Strategy: Patterns in the U.K. Insurance Industry

David Webb, Andrew Pettigrew
1999 Organization science (Providence, R.I.)  
Damanpour (1991) in a meta analysis of previous innovation studies demonstrates that organisational form is the primary contingent variable, with type and stage o f innovation as the intermediate variables  ...  C hapter 2 -Toward a D ynam ic View o f the Content o f S trategy learn and a set of organisational variables: external orientation, structural complexity, organisational slack and management experience  ...  Chapter 8 -Strategic Agility and Receptive Contexts Prudential -1990 Prudential -1995 Key Issues Raised in this Study This thesis reports empirical findings into patterns of strategic development  ... 
doi:10.1287/orsc.10.5.601 fatcat:nfue7guf6vgi3mglln6hdez4j4
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