Organization design and firm heterogeneity: Towards an integrated research agenda for strategy

Florian Englmaier, Nicolai J. Foss, Thorbjørn Knudsen, Tobias Kretschmer

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Abstrakt

The authors argue that organization design needs to play a more active role in the explanation of differential performance and outline a set of ideas for achieving this both in theoretical and empirical research. Firms are heterogeneous in terms of (1) how well they do things, capturing persistent productivity differences, and (2) how they do things – and both reflect firms’ organization design choices. Both types of heterogeneity can be persistent, and are interdependent, although they have typically been studied separately. The authors propose a simple formal framework – the “aggregation function framework” – that aligns organization design thinking with the emphasis on performance heterogeneity among firms that is characteristic of the strategy field. This framework allows for a more precise identification of how exactly organization design may contribute to persistent performance differences, and therefore what exactly are the assumptions that strategy and organization design scholars need to be attentive to.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelOrganization Design
RedaktørerJohn Joseph, Oliver Baumann, Richard Burton, Kannan Srikanth
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato2018
Sider229-252
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-78756-330-8
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-78756-329-2, 978-1-78756-331-5
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
NavnAdvances in Strategic Management
Vol/bind40
ISSN0742-3322

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  • Citationsformater

    Englmaier, F., Foss, N. J., Knudsen, T., & Kretschmer, T. (2018). Organization design and firm heterogeneity: Towards an integrated research agenda for strategy. I J. Joseph, O. Baumann, R. Burton, & K. Srikanth (red.), Organization Design (s. 229-252). Emerald Group Publishing. Advances in Strategic Management, Bind. 40 https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-332220180000040008