Abseiling from the Shard:The Cognitive Foundations of Capability Development in Temporary Organizations

Ford, Chris J. and Friesl, Martin (2018) Abseiling from the Shard:The Cognitive Foundations of Capability Development in Temporary Organizations. European Management Review. ISSN 1740-4754

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Abstract

This paper focuses on capability development in temporary organizations. Prior research in such organizations problematizes but does not explicitly address the cognitive foundations of capability development, particularly with regard to actors’ interpretation of organizational purpose, resources and capabilities. Drawing on the recent advances in research on the micro-foundations of capability development we present an in-depth, longitudinal study of the run up to a large scale fundraising event. We propose a process model of capability development in temporary organizations that delineates how managerial cognition affects the accumulation of resources as well as the eventual assembly of organization level capabilities. This process model complements existing research on capability development in temporary organizations and provides new insights into the evolution of temporary organizations over time.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Management Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1408
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 124541
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2018 10:48
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 10:00
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/124541

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