Co‐Evolution of Capabilities and Industry: The Evolution of Mutual Fund Processing

Co‐Evolution of Capabilities and Industry: The Evolution of Mutual Fund Processing The resource view of the firm has made substantial progress in identifying what attributes of a firm may provide a source of competitive advantage; however, the literature has far less to say about the emergence of these distinctive capabilities. We develop a simple framework based on the role of positive feedback effects of market activity, organizational factors that cause a firm to focus on a particular capability trajectory, and lastly the role of managerial choice with respect to anticipated feedback effects, which we term feedforward effects. We apply this framework to the emergence of competitive positions in the mutual fund‐processing business from its inception to 1984. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Management Journal Wiley

Co‐Evolution of Capabilities and Industry: The Evolution of Mutual Fund Processing

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
0143-2095
eISSN
1097-0266
DOI
10.1002/smj.4250150905
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Abstract

The resource view of the firm has made substantial progress in identifying what attributes of a firm may provide a source of competitive advantage; however, the literature has far less to say about the emergence of these distinctive capabilities. We develop a simple framework based on the role of positive feedback effects of market activity, organizational factors that cause a firm to focus on a particular capability trajectory, and lastly the role of managerial choice with respect to anticipated feedback effects, which we term feedforward effects. We apply this framework to the emergence of competitive positions in the mutual fund‐processing business from its inception to 1984.

Journal

Strategic Management JournalWiley

Published: Dec 1, 1994

References

  • How much does industry matter
    Rumelt, Rumelt

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