Resumen del libro
The Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy presents a comprehensive state-of-the-art picture of current strategic management issues and demarcates the major investigation strands that are likely to shape the field into the future. The Handbook is the outcome of a far-reaching endeavour including new contributions from highly reputed experts around the world, outlining the conceptual and empirical advancements and assessing the promises and practical relevance of the competitive strategy field. Looking at key areas such as alliances and innovation, ownership and networks, coopetition and entrepreneurship, multinational and trust management, and the firm's financial structure and business models, the book sets a research agenda for the future of competitive strategy research. Gathering various solid branches of investigation that revolve around specific theories and applications (such as the socio-cognitive perspective, the strategy as practice view, and the most recent developments in competitive dynamics and the resource-based perspective of the firm), this inspiring and thought-provoking Handbook will provide executives, entrepreneurs, students and scholars in management with several insightful hints on the nature and process of competitive strategy emergence, configuration and development.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Why a Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy Giovanni Battista Dagnino PART I: COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENTS 2. What is Competitive Strategy? Origins and Developments of a Relevant Research Area in Strategic Management Vincenzo Pisano and Michael A. Hitt 3. The Genesis of Competitive Strategy: A Historian's View Christian Stadler 4. Theory of Science Perspectives on Strategic Management Research: Debates and a Novel View Nicolai J. Foss 5. Young and Growing Research Directions in Competitive Strategy Henrich R. Greve and Joel A.C. Baum PART II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES INFORMING COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH 6. Strategic Management Research at a Crossroads: The Resource-based Theory and its Managerial Implications Jay B. Barney, Valentina Della Corte and Mauro Sciarelli 7. The Mind of the Strategist and the Eye of the Beholder: The Socio-cognitive Perspective in Strategy Research Violina Rindova, Rhonda K. Reger and Elena Dalpiaz 8. The Management Growth Strategies in Firm Networks: A Stylized Model of Opportunity Discovery via Network Ties Simone Ferriani and Antonio Giuliani 9. Strategy-as-Practice: Untangling the Emergence of Competitive Positions Patrick Regner 10. Competitive Dynamics Stimulated by Pioneers' Technological Innovation: A Theoretical Framework Francesco Garraffo and Gwendolyn Lee PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS IN COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH 11. The Evolving Role of Mergers and Acquisitions in Competitive Strategy Research Arturo Capasso and Olimpia Meglio 12. Strategic Implications of Alliance Formation and Dynamics: A Comprehensive Review Africa Arino and Esteban Garcia-Canal 13. Innovation and Technology Management in Competitive Strategy Research Bruno Cassiman and Maria Chiara Di Guardo 14. Governance Issues in Competitive Strategy Research Igor Filatochev 15. Entrepreneurial Issues in Competitive Strategy Research Mario Sorrentino 16. Family Business and Competitive Strategy Research Giorgia M. D'Allura and Alessandro Menichilli 17. Multinational Firms and Competitive Strategy Research Grazia D. Santangelo PART IV: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN COMPETITIVE STRATEGY RESEARCH 18. The Use of Quantitative Methodologies in Competitive Strategy Research Roberto Ragozzino, Jeffrey J. Reuer and Asda Chintakananda 19. Semiotic Methods and the Meaning of Strategy in Firm Annual Reports Roger L.M. Dunbar and Maria Cristina Cinici 20. The Role and Impact of Computer Simulation Modeling in Competitive Strategy Research J. Richard Harrison and Gordon Walker PART V: COMPETITIVE STRATEGY AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE 21. The Management of Trust in Competitive Strategy Research: Why it is Important and What is New Sandro Castaldo and Katia Premazzi 22. Competing through Business Models Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Joan Enric Ricart 23. Coopetition: Nature, Challenges, and Implications for Firms' Strategic Behavior and Managerial Mindset Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Maria Chiara Di Guardo and Giovanna Padula 24. Crossing Boundaries between Contemporary Research in Strategy and Finance: Connecting the Firm's Financial Structure and Competitive Strategy Maurizio La Rocca and Elvira Tiziana La Rocca 25. Does Firm Ownership Matter? Investors, Corporate Governance and Strategic Competitiveness in Privately-held Firms Rosario Faraci and Wei Shen 26. Competitive Strategy Research's Impact on Practice Costantinos Markides Index