Unfolding competitive action patterns
Boyd, Jens L. ;  Bresser, Rudi K. F. ;  Institut für Management <Berlin, Freie Universität>

Main titleUnfolding competitive action patterns
Subtitletoward an integration of competitive dynamics, organizational learning, and institutional perspectives ; presented at the Academy of Management annual meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2004
AuthorBoyd, Jens L.
AuthorBresser, Rudi K. F.
InstitutionInstitut für Management <Berlin, Freie Universität>
No. of Pages43 S.
Series [Diskussionsbeiträge des Instituts für Management; 2004/24]
Classification (DDC)330 Economics
AbstractCompetitive dynamics, organizational learning and institutional theory are used to predict the evolution of competitive action patterns. We develop hypotheses pertaining to the preservation and introduction of competitive actions into firms’ competitive repertoires and the performance effects of such changes. Additionally, the performance effects of action patterns conforming to institutional norms are assessed. We use a data set from the US retail industry to test our model. Our findings suggest that firms preserve actions that were performing well in the past, and they preserve and introduce actions that are highly legitimate. Converging action patterns have negative implications for performance, and conforming to institutional norms affects firm-performance in a U-shaped manner.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Other affiliation(s)Institut für Management
Year of publication2004
Type of documentBook
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