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Knowledge of the Firm, Combinative Capabilities, and the Replication of Technology
How should we understand why firms exist? A prevailing view has been that they serve to keep in check the transaction costs arising from the self-interested motivations of individuals. We develop in
Knowledge of the firm and the evolutionary theory of the multinational corporation
Firms are social communities that specialize in the creation and internal transfer of knowledge. The multinational corporation arises not out of the failure of markets for the buying and selling of
Knowledge and the Speed of the Transfer and Imitation of Organizational Capabilities: An Empirical Test
The capabilities of a firm, or any organization, lie primarily in the organizing principles by which individual and functional expertise is structured, coordinated, and communicated. Firms are social
What Firms Do? Coordination, Identity, and Learning
Firms are organizations that represent social knowledge of coordination and learning. But why should their boundaries demarcate quantitative shifts in the knowledge and capability of their members?
The Inside Track: On the Important (But Neglected) Role of Customers in the Resource - Based View of Strategy and Firm Growth
This paper argues for the important role of customers as a source of competitive advantage and firm growth, an issue which has been largely neglected in the resource-based view of the firm. It
Managing Knowledge in the Dark: An Empirical Study of the Reliability of Capability Evaluations
TLDR
An in-depth empirical study of capabilities central to knowledge management efforts in large leading multinational companies shows that evaluation of these capabilities is a complex task.
Evaluating research: A multidisciplinary approach to assessing research practice and quality
TLDR
A comprehensive quality model including 32 concepts, based on the four main areas, was developed for describing quality issues of research practice, where the model of research as a phenomenon was used to define the quality concepts.
Knowledge of the Firm and the Evolutionary Theory of the Multinational Corporation
Firms are social communities that specialize in the creation and internal transfer of knowledge. The multinational corporation arises not out of the failure of markets for the buying and selling of
Opening the grey box: Social communities, knowledge and culture in acquisitions
International acquisitions are today the most important foreign direct investment vehicle, and the ensuing integration processes are notoriously fraught with problems. We situate, discuss, and
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