Capabilities , Cognition , and Inertia : Evidence from Digital Imaging

  title={Capabilities , Cognition , and Inertia : Evidence from Digital Imaging},
  author={Mary Tripsas and Giovanni Gavetti},
There is empirical evidence that established firms often have difficulty adapting to radical technological change. Although prior work in the evolutionary tradition emphasizes the inertial forces associated with the local nature of learning processes, little theoretical attention has been devoted in this tradition to understanding how managerial cognition affects the adaptive intelligence of organizations. Through an in-depth case study of the response of the Polaroid Corporation to the ongoing… CONTINUE READING
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