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Overcoming Path Dependency and “Lock-In”: In Competence Building and Competence Leveraging Processes

Mid-Range Management Theory: Competence Perspectives on Modularity and Dynamic Capabilities

ISBN: 978-1-78714-404-0, eISBN: 978-1-78714-403-3

ISSN: 1744-2117

Publication date: 25 October 2017

Abstract

In order to avoid such consequences, the management literature suggests that organizations must cultivate dynamic capabilities to overcome tendencies toward lock-in and to sustain ongoing competence building. This study investigates ways in which firms can maintain healthy competence building processes by avoiding lock-ins, especially those resulting from self-reinforcing managerial behaviors. A case study of successful competence-renewing processes in a home improvement retailing company helps to amplify the components of dynamic capabilities and to illustrate the insights that emerge from our study.

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Soyer, A., Onar, S.. and Sanchez, R. (2017), "Overcoming Path Dependency and “Lock-In”: In Competence Building and Competence Leveraging Processes", Sanchez, R., Heene, A., Polat, S. and Asan, U. (Ed.) Mid-Range Management Theory: Competence Perspectives on Modularity and Dynamic Capabilities (Research in Competence-Based Management, Vol. 8), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 25-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1744-211720170000008002

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