Capital investment as investing in organizational capabilities: An empirically grounded process model

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

134 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article describes a field study in which insights from the resource-based view of the firm were combined with models of capital investment decision making to investigate the decision processes used to make capital investments in capabilities. The study shows that different decision processes are used to invest in existing and new capabilities and that current models in the literature need to be adapted to capture the differences, which relate primarily to information requirements and management roles. The results suggest adopting a contingency approach to managing capital investment in capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-531
Number of pages19
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Capital investment as investing in organizational capabilities: An empirically grounded process model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this