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Systemic Requirements for the Development of Competitive Capability: Lessons from a New Zealand Study of Competitive Advantage

  • John Davies
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Abstract

This paper reports on an ongoing study of the evolution of competitive capability in a set of exemplar New Zealand enterprises. The project has involved case-research (Eisenhardt, 1989) and historiographic studies (Goodman and Kruger, 1988) of a set of New Zealand enterprises over the full span of their history. These organisations have displayed a consistent ability to thrive over several decades of their history under different economic regimes, and include companies that have leading global positions in their specialist markets (See Appendix 1 for a list of firms).

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Organisational Design Adaptive Learning Strategic Management Journal Viable System Model Viable System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Davies
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  1. 1.School of Business and Public ManagementVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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