The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Chapter 37: Process, Practices, and Organizational Competitiveness: Understanding Dynamic Capabilities through a Process-Philosophical Worldview

Process, Practices, and Organizational Competitiveness: Understanding Dynamic Capabilities through a Process-Philosophical Worldview

Process, Practices, and Organizational Competitiveness: Understanding Dynamic Capabilities through a Process-Philosophical Worldview
Robert Chia

Introduction

Process organization studies have emerged as a coherent and useful way of understanding the goings-on in everyday organizational life. Yet, it has not sufficiently fulfilled its potential in showing how such everyday goings-on actually eventuate in tangible organizational outcomes such as competitiveness, sustainability, and success. How can process studies of organizational life help us better understand why some firms succeed while others fail? This is a question that urgently needs exploring if, as a field of study, it is to provide genuinely valuable insights regarding the relationship between actions, practices, and firm performance.

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