This study advances our understanding of network dynamics by applying matching theory to the formation of interorganizational alliances. We introduce market complementary and resource compatibility as two critical matching criteria in alliance formation, and argue that good matches increase firm performance. Using data from liner shipping, we find effects… (More)
The concept of dispositional resistance to change has been introduced in a series of exploratory and confirmatory analyses through which the validity of the Resistance to Change (RTC) Scale has been established (S. Oreg, 2003). However, the vast majority of participants with whom the scale was validated were from the United States. The purpose of the… (More)
Departing from prior work that demonstrates the stickiness and stability of alliance networks resulting from embeddedness, we extend matching theory to study firms " withdrawal from alliances. Viewing alliance withdrawal as a result of firms " pursuit of more promising alternative partners – outside options – rather than failures in collaboration, we… (More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between a bundle or system of human resource (HR) practices and firm performance and the processes through which these HR practices affect organizational outcomes. Using a sample of 52 Japanese multinational corporation subsidiaries operating in the United States and Russia, we examine the impact of… (More)
A Working Paper is the author's intellectual property. It is intended as a means to promote research to interested readers. Its content should not be copied or hosted on any server without written permission from firstname.lastname@example.org Find more INSEAD papers at Abstract Departing from prior work that demonstrates the stickiness and stability of… (More)
decision making, we propose that the development of institutions that reduce the risks of entering new sectors has a stronger effect on the founding rates of firms using novel technologies than on firms using established technologies. In an analysis of the independent-power sector of the electricity industry from 1980 to 1992, we found that the development… (More)
Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (14730023). The assistance of Yumiko Komatsu in collecting data for this project is greatly appreciated.
The questions of how shifts occur between inertia and change and why only some organizations make strategic changes have received significant attention from scholars in strategy and organization theory. Here the horizontal and vertical dimensions of organizational power structures' influence on the dynamics of corporate strategy are examined.The horizontal… (More)