The Organizational Economics of Organizational Capability and Heterogeneity: A Research Agenda

Nicholas Argyres, Teppo Felin, Nicolai J. Foss, Todd Zenger

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    Abstrakt

    For decades, the literatures on firm capabilities and organizational economics have been at odds with each other, specifically relative to explaining organizational boundaries and heterogeneity. We briefly trace the history of the relationship between the capabilities literature and organizational economics and point to the dominance of a “capabilities first” logic in this relationship. We argue that capabilities considerations are inherently intertwined with questions about organizational boundaries and internal organization, and use this point to respond to the prevalent “capabilities first” logic. We offer an integrative research agenda that focuses, first, on the governance of capabilities and, second, on the capability of governance.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    UdgiverInstitut for Strategic Management and Globalization
    Antal sider36
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9788791815775
    StatusUdgivet - feb. 2012
    NavnSMG Working Paper
    Nummer1/2012

    Emneord

    • Organizational economics
    • Theory of the firm
    • Heterogeneity
    • Capabilities

    Citationsformater

    Argyres, N., Felin, T., Foss, N. J., & Zenger, T. (2012). The Organizational Economics of Organizational Capability and Heterogeneity: A Research Agenda. Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization. SMG Working Paper, Nr. 1/2012