The behavioral foundations of strategic management /

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Author / Creator:Bromiley, Philip, 1952-
Imprint:Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Description:viii, 147 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Theories of strategic management
Subject:Strategic planning.
Strategic planning.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/5701763
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ISBN:1405124717 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405124709 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Objectives of Strategic Management Research
  • What is an Explanation?
  • Rigor in Strategy Research
  • Rationality and Bounded Rationality
  • Summary of the Argument
  • Outline of the book
  • 2. Basics of A Behavioral Approach
  • Basic Views of Decisions
  • Bounded Rationality
  • Routines
  • Aspirations and Search
  • Aspiration Levels
  • Search
  • Alternative Variations
  • Slack
  • The Ecological or Selection Argument
  • Two Criticisms of the Bounded Rationality View
  • Summary
  • 3. A Behavioral Critique of Rationality and Equilibrium
  • The Behavioral Critique of Rationality
  • Rationality Assumptions are Untestable
  • Only Optimizers Survive - Selection
  • Correctness of Assumptions Doesn't Matter because Optimization Predicts Well
  • Does Optimization Predict Well?
  • Prediction is the Appropriate Test of a Theory
  • The Assumptions are Close Enough
  • Very Weak Form Rationality?
  • Optimization is Best!
  • Logical Problems of Rationality and Equilibrium
  • Bounded rationality in economics
  • Game theory
  • A Lack of Rigor
  • Uses of Formal Models
  • Summary
  • 4. A Behaviorist's Perspective on Current Strategy Approaches
  • Behavioral Traditions in Strategy
  • No Rules for Riches?
  • Resource Based View
  • The RBV versus' Porter's Industry Analysis
  • Transactions Costs
  • Agency Theory
  • Summary
  • 5. Behavioral Methodology
  • Importance of Process
  • Process and Testing
  • Time Series and Endogeneity
  • 6. Where do we go from here?
  • Management Strategy and External Strategy
  • Competition
  • Prescription
  • Statistics
  • Behavioral Theory of the Firm
  • Concluding Remarks
  • 7. References