This study focuses on how founding institutions impact intraorganizational capabilities and how such imprints may have different external manifestations in subsequent historical eras. We introduce the concept of exaptation to organizational theory, identifying an important process whereby the historical origin of a capability differs from its current usefulness. Three founding conditions-branching policy, modernization, and political culture-influenced banks' development of capabilities for managing dispersed branches, and these capabilities subsequently led to variation in banks' propensity to engage in acquisitions.
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||Academy of Management Journal|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The experimental data presented in this paper have been obtained during first author's doctoral study at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The research scholarship provided by Nanyang Technological University is gratefully acknowledged.
The experimental data presented in this paper have been obtained during first author’s doctoral study at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The research scholarship provided by Nan-yang Technological University is gratefully acknowledged.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Business and International Management
- Business, Management and Accounting (all)
- Strategy and Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation