Enhancing Competences for Competitive Advantage Vol: 12

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04 Jun 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
275 pages - 165 x 240 x 25mm
Advances in Applied Business Strategy


This volume explores ways in which an organization's existing competences can be enhanced as sources of competitive advantage - either enduring or intendedly transitional. Competence enhancing activities considered include political lobbying to extend the lifetime and value of a firm's competences, expanding services to enhance the value of manufacturing capabilities, initiating knowledge management projects, strategically adapting a firm's governance structures to take advantage of government policy initiatives, staging development of competences in internationalization processes, improving capabilities in managing alliances, understanding the factors conducive to entrepreneurial action-taking, and using individual competency development in self-managing processes for organizational competence building.
List of Contributors. Introduction. Lobbying: strategies to make a firm's competences generate value. Competence-based strategies of service transition. Enhancing the inflow of knowledge: elaborating the absorptive capacity cycle in SMEs. Toyota's competitive advantage: path dependency, dynamic capabilities, and sources of inimitability – a contrastive study with Nissan. Toward the theory of temporary competitive advantage in internationalization. Relational quality, alliance capability, and alliance performance: an integrated framework. How to build alliance capability: A life cycle approach. Modeling entrepreneurial action choice: from intent through rhetoric to action. Self-organization of competency development and the role of managers. Advances in applied business strategy. Enhancing Competences for Competitive Advantage. Copyright page.

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