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By Henk W Volberda, Tom Elfring

ISBN-10: 0761956441

ISBN-13: 9780761956440

It is a new evaluate of the method box, with the world over well known members summarizing the most recent instructions and advancements in strategic administration thought within the context in their theoretical roots in economics, association conception, and platforms theory.

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The Configurational School This school considers strategic management as an episodic process in which certain strategy configurations dominate, depending on the organizational environment. The configurational school was posited by Mintzberg (1990b) as a collective school for all nine distinct schools in his classification. In each episode, a certain strategy school can dominate depending on the context. This school mainly focuses on the following research questions. • • • In what environment are specific strategy configurations effective?

Likewise, industrial organization economics tells us to look at mobility barriers, but switching costs, product differentiation and customer loyalty are individual learning institutionalized into economic behaviours. Game theory now informs us about the possibility of individual learning, which, institutionalized, becomes group co-operation (Axelrod, 1984; Shapiro, 1989; Taylor, 1987). Such learning leads us to look at the institutional structures that bind diverse and competing economic actors Business Policy and Strategy as a Professional Field 37 together into economic systems and, in so doing, provide their rationality.

Though this list is not exhaustive, it seems a forbidding menu of ways for thinking about why one firm performs better than another or about why firms differ (Schendel, 1991). At its worst it is little more than a laundry list of fashionable ‘strategic lenses’, but even then its scope implies how rich is the strategy theory we now seek, how great is the progress made since the 1960s. Toward a Dynamic Theory of Organizational Strategy In this final section we argue that our field’s fragmentation is more apparent than real.

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