Coevolutionary Competence in the Realm of Corporate Longevity: How Long-lived Firms Strategically Renew Themselves. Volume 4 A Focussed Issue on Fundamental Issues in Competence Theory Development

Z (Zenlin) Kwee, Frans van den Bosch, Henk Volberda

Research output: Chapter/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Understanding the phenomena of corporate longevity and self-renewing organizations has become an important topic in recent management literature. However, the majority of the research contributions focus on internal determinants of longevity and self-renewal. Using a coevolu- tionary framework, the purpose of this chapter is to address the dynamic interaction between organizations and environments in the realm of sustained strategic renewal, i.e. corporate longevity. To this end, we will focus on the competence of long-lived firms to coevolve due to the joint effect of managerial intentionality and environmental selection pressures. Building on coevolutionary framework, we develop a conceptual frame- work that highlights an organization’s coevolutionary competence. Two longitudinal case studies are presented illustrating the arguments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in Competence-Based Management
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherJAI Press
Pages281-313
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781848552104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Coevolutionary Competence in the Realm of Corporate Longevity: How Long-lived Firms Strategically Renew Themselves. Volume 4 A Focussed Issue on Fundamental Issues in Competence Theory Development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this