Sub-theme 44: Competitive Dynamics: Exploring New Textures and Deep-Structure Processes of Action

Walter Ferrier, Gatton College of Business, University of Kentucky, USA
Tomi Nokelainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Goce Andrevski, Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, LS – Economicum
Methodologies and Business Models
Chair: Tomi Nokelainen
Evelyne Rousselet and Heidi Wechtler
Time in competitive dynamics research: Accomplishments and future directions
Tomi Nokelainen
Coverage of companies' competitive actions in business news: Journalists' insights and implications for competitive dynamics research
Renato Souza Santos, Rodrigo Silva, Rosani Ramos da Silva and Sergio Luis Seloti Jr.
Traditional x gourmet: Changing bakeries' industry in São Paulo
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, LS – Economicum
Chair: Goce Andrevski
Chia-Ling (Eunice) Liu and Wen-Chun Chen
Orchestrating alliance networks: The role of innovation appropriability, knowledge sharing and network capability
Remzi Gözübüyük, Murat Unal and Carl Kock
When does centrality hurt performance? Agency problem and network multiplexity in Islamic finance
Elisa Operti
Good for one but bad for most? How intra-organizational networks impact innovative performance at the inventor and firm level
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, LS – Economicum
Discourses and Sequences
Chair: Walter J. Ferrier
Walter Ferrier, Theresa Floyd and Zackary Edens
Verbal exchange as internal action: An exploration and analysis of the decision making conversation among top management team members
Sruthi Thatchenkery, Riitta Katila, Eric L. Chen and Risto Miikkulainen
Sequences of competitive moves and effects on firm performance
Colette Depeyre
Sequences of competitive discourses and actions and market process in highly ambiguous environments
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, LS – Economicum
Chair: Bettina Heiss
Bettina Heiss, Peter Monge and Janet Fulk
Wolves in sheep's clothing: Predatory mimicry as an evolutionary strategy for organizational populations
Juan Quiroga
Learning with imitators: Strategy deployment under uncertainty
Ralitza Nikolaeva, Amit Bhatnagar and Sanjoy Ghose
Shaping imitation: A test of competing imitation theories in the context of retailers’ adoption of e-commerce
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, LS – Economicum
Resources, Information and Knowledge
Chair: Jukka Luoma
Tilman Rüsike and Martin Gersch
(On the path) towards a dynamic framing of specificity: Asset deployment and competitive actions in emerging industries
Stefano Miraglia, Andrew Davies and Andrea Prencipe
Adaptive replication: Knowledge reuse in fast-paced industries
Jukka Luoma
Behavioral model of competitive in-activity and its implications for the organization of competitive behavior
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, LS – Economicum
Identities and Actions
Chair: Andrew Rowland
Martina Montauti and Filippo Carlo Wezel
Break on through. Categories and entries in music industry, 1978–2011
Jenny Gibb, Paresha Sinha and Sascha Albers
Intra-industry action patterns: Coordinating dynamic identities to drive collective capability development
Philip Rowland
Competitive advantage through coherence: The strategic coherence of competitive repertoires and firm performance
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, LS – Economicum
Agency and Action in Networks and Factor Markets
Chair: Scott M. Soltis
Dalhia Mani
Structure and agency in networks: Absolute position versus incremental change
Scott M. Soltis, Christopher M. Sterling, Stephen P. Borgatti and Walter Ferrier
NCAA football rivalry on and off the field: An early empirical test and extension of the theory of factor-market rivalry