Competence Perspectives on Learning and Dynamic Capabilities

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Elsevier JAI, 2008 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
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This volume of papers develops the competence perspective on learning and dynamic capabilities development. The first two papers explore how organizational competence and dynamic capabilities can support the competitive position of a firm. The next two papers are devoted to strategic, organizational, and behavioral perspectives on processes of competence development. The final four papers explore the intellectual challenges that managers face in striking a strategic balance between processes of competence building and competence leveraging. Taken together, the papers in this volume provide a bridge between many traditional management concepts, frameworks, and theoretical perspectives.

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Ron Sanchez is professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD--International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. He was previously on the faculties of University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), University of Western Australia, and Copenhagen Business School, where he will again be Visiting Professor of Management in 2003-2004. He has also taught in many countries of the world, including Argentina, China, India, Finland, Germany, Morocco, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Professor Sanchez has degrees from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in psychology, comparative literature, architecture, and engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in Technology Strategy. He also received an MBA (with Honors) from Saint Mary's College of California. Before becoming a management professor, he worked as a design engineer, as a technical and market development representative for a major trade association, and as founder and manager of a firm specializing in organizing joint product development projects between American and Japanese companies.

Prof. Dr. Aime Heene holds a Ph.D. in eduational sciences and an MBA from Ghent University (Belgium). He is an associate professor at Ghent University and at Antwerp University Management School. At Ghent University he is the head of the Department of Management and Organization. Prof. Heene teaches strategic management for private and for public organizations and currently focuses his research on competence-based management in social profit organizations. He has been the vice-president of the Dutch-Flemish Academy for Management, a founding member and secretary of the Flemish Strategy Society, and a member of the advisory boardof the European Foundation for Business Qualification.

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