Developing New Capabilities across a Supplier Network through Boundary Crossing: A Case Study of a China-Based MNC Subsidiary and its Local Suppliers
作者: Jacky F. L. HongRobin Stanley Snell
作者单位: 1University of Macau, China
2Lingnan University, Hong Kong
刊名: Organization Studies, 2013, Vol.34 (3), pp.377-406
来源数据库: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/0170840612467154
关键词: boundary crossingboundary objectscapability developmentMNCspower
原始语种摘要: Our nested case study shows how a China-based focal subsidiary of a Japanese MNC used various power bases to orchestrate a co-opetitive and diverse supplier ecosystem, and to drive cumulative cycles of collaborative capability development involving successive phases of capability gap articulation, evolution and institutionalization. All phases of capability development required the crossing of cognitive boundaries, which was facilitated by mutual engagement with boundary objects, and by common possession of generic background knowledge disseminated by the focal firm. The capability evolution phase also required the crossing of social and governance boundaries, which was supported and legitimized by shared framing assumptions about mutual benefit and continuous development, while the...
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  • China 中国
  • through 经过
  • across 横过
  • Network 网络