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The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities
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The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, and Sidney Winter


In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities, studying how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and diffuse that knowledge in competitive environment. Offering both theoretical analysis and detailed evidence from a variety of individual firms and sectors, this book presents insights into the relationship between organizational structures and organizational capabilities, the patterns of accumulation of technical knowledge, and the management of competence‐building in changing markets.

Keywords: competence‐building, competences, economic theory, firm theory, management, organizational capabilities, organizational knowledge, organizational structure, organizations, technical knowledge

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199248540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Dosi, editor
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
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Richard R. Nelson, editor
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, USA
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Sidney Winter, editor
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
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