TITLE

THE SYSTEM OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AS A COMPLEX DYNAMIC NETWORK OF RESOURCES AND COMPETENCIES

AUTHOR(S)
DAGNINO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA
PUB. DATE
August 1999
SOURCE
Academy of Management Proceedings & Membership Directory;1999, pE1
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The recent shift in the attention within research into the firm, i.e., from the single firm to the firms (Caselli, 1990; Lorenzoni, 1990), has dramatically uncovered the lacking of comprehensive frameworks in the analysis of aggregates of firms. This article contributes to fill this void by introducing and modeling the concept of System of Business Enterprises (SBE), intended both as a complex and dynamic network of resources and competencies and a distinct unit in strategy analysis. SBE concept is articulated at two different methodological levels: (1) a descriptive level, aimed at combining network- and resource-based perspectives in a strategic network model of resources and competencies; (2) a functional level, where we discuss six strategic capabilities (i.e., search, selection, learning, knowledge, institutionalization, and quasi-isomorphism) which are at the very basis of SBE's functioning in a superior competitive way.
ACCESSION #
27594609

 

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