Balancing Specialized and Generic Capabilities in the Provision of Integrated Solutions
AbstractIntegrated bundles of products and services are gaining importance in various sectors and are reshaping the competitive landscape of many industries. They also pose new challenges to established firms, who need to reconfigure their capabilities. Drawing upon the resource-based view and contingency theory, we test a model of fit between environmental requirements and integrated solutions capabilities in the IT sector. We used the model to interpret the current industry structure and analyze its dynamics. The analysis suggests the existence of four different configurations and indicates that differences in fit between environmental variables and strategic choices partially account for performance differences among integrated solution providers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 972.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 13 Apr 2013
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Capabilities; Integrated Solutions; Cluster Analysis;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-11-09 (All new papers)
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