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Research Seminar CEO Effects of Absorptive & Adaptive Capacity on Organizational Performance

2018-05-04

ISM kindly invites to participate in Research Seminar "CEO Effects of Absorptive & Adaptive Capacity on Organizational Performance" by Isaac Wanasika, Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Northern Colorado.

Seminar will take place on the 4th of May, 13:00, room 411.

 

 

Abstract
This study investigates strategic decision-making using an absorptive and adaptive capacity framework and data from the GLOBE studies. The study investigates these capacities with regard to both efficiency (i.e. economizing) and competitive (i.e. strategizing) perspectives. Empirical findings suggest that CEOs with absorptive capacity will select economizing as a fundamental strategy and CEOs with adaptive capacity will select strategizing. Moderating effects of uncertainty are explored. The results indicate that absorptive capacity and economizing have a stronger relationship than absorptive capacity and strategizing. In addition, the relationship between adaptive capacity and strategizing is stronger than the relationship between adaptive capacity and economizing. This study makes three contributions to the discipline of strategic leadership. The study identifies and provides empirical support for two fundamental CEO dimensions that affect strategic leadership. Second, the study provides theoretical and empirical rationale for economizing as the fundamental strategy and the importance of strategizing. Third, by using transaction cost economics as the framework for developing the proposed model, the study provides theoretical and empirical support for economizing and strategizing as effective approaches for strategic leadership. Technological and regulatory uncertainty were important environmental factors that influenced the efficacy of adaptive capacity.
 
 
Speaker bio
Isaac Wanasika is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Northern Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. with a concentration in strategy from New Mexico State University. Prior to that, Isaac held a variety of executive roles in the downstream business of Royal Dutch Shell. His primary teaching areas are strategic management and base-of-the-pyramid strategies. He has taught overseas and done consulting work for the US government. Isaac’s research interests include organizational efficiency, transaction cost economics and base-of-the-pyramid strategies. His research has been published in prestigious journals such as the Journal of World Business, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, American Journal of Management and the Journal of Managerial Issues. His work has been presented and received awards at national and international business conferences including the Academy of Management. Isaac currently serves as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM). He is co-author of a forthcoming textbook: Snapshots of Great Leadership, Taylor and Francis.
 

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