Work Organization Research Centre, Aston University INTRODUCTION Problems of industrial competitiveness have stimulated inquiry into the behaviour of firms within their sectors, namely the population of firms which provide similar goods and services. There is particular interest in the process whereby new or rejuvenated firms may emerge to compete more effectively within their sectors. The policy objective of achieving this industrial transformation now complements a long-standing academic interest in organizational change for the insight it affords into organizational dynamics and the relationship of organizations with their environments. The disciplines of industrial economics, organization studies and strategic management each contribute to the analysis of firms within sectors. While the potential synergy of their insights promises significant advances, the present contribution of these disciplines is as much to point u p limitations in the others and in so doing to expose issues which require further research. At this stage of development, a helpful mode of inquiry is the fine-grained case study. This can examine the processes whereby a firm has passed through major changes, locating historically salient structural forms and transitions between these in relation to the sector as a relevant context (6Pettigrew, 1985). Other types of investigation are unlikely
Journal of Management Studies – Wiley
Published: Nov 1, 1987
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera