The Flexible Firm
Capability Management in Network Organizations
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Flexible Firm by Julian Birkinshaw
Book DescriptionThe pace of change in the business world is becoming faster. This book provides a detailed account of the network-like organizational forms that some firms are adopting to make themselves more flexible and responsive to changing technologies and customer demands. As these organizations become more pervasive, the winners will be those firms that develop the specific capabilities that are needed to thrive in a networked world. Paradoxically, such capabilities are developed not only at the firm level, but also in the relationships the firm has with its external network and in the operating units within the firm. This perspective has implications for the 'resource-based view of the firm' in the field of strategic management, suggesting that the development of capabilities is a more complex and multi-level process than was traditionally thought. This book brings together eleven chapters, each focusing on a particular aspect of capability development in the networked firm. It is based on research in five big Swedish firms (Ericsson, Volvo, Skandia, Pharmacia & Upjohn, SE Banken) as well as a number of other well-known firms such as HP and ABB. The book will be essential reading for advanced students in strategy and international business wanting to keep abreast of current thinking and company practices.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199248551
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Julian Birkinshaw
Julian Birkinshaw is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Management at the London Business School. His research focuses on strategy and organization in large multinational firms, and on such issues as entrepreneurship, network organization, and knowledge management. He is the author of Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm (Sage, 2000) and co-editor of Multinational Corporate Evolution and Subsidiary Development (with Neil Hood, Macmillan, 1998). He was previously Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics. Peter Hagstrom is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics. His research focuses on the use of information systems as an enabler of change in large firms. He is the author of The Wired MNC (Institute of International Business, 1991), and co-editor of The Dynamic Firm (with Alfred Chandler and Orjan Solvell, Oxford, 1997). Previous positions include Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School.
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