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Digitization initiatives and capability cognition - A multiple case study in Finnish manufacturing firms

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Österman, Riku
dc.contributor.author Jaakkola, Lauri
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-18T08:47:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-18T08:47:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-26
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/17791
dc.description.abstract The objective of the research was to analyze how organizations identify, define, and develop opportunities and capabilities and match them together when facing a technological discontinuity. Three large Finnish manufacturing companies and their industrial internet initiatives formed the setting for this comparative case study. The research methodology followed the abductive Gioia method, combining iteratively inductive analysis of qualitative interview data with findings from prior literature. The theoretical framework was a combination of strategy process research (resource allocation process view) and managerial cognition literature. My findings suggest that the matching is iterative in nature, with the pattern alternating between inside-out identification of opportunities based on existing capabilities and outside-in definition of capabilities based on interpreted opportunities. The pattern of matching depends on managerial commitment. In a high-commitment regime, capabilities are built before all opportunities are clear. In a low-commitment regime, capability building follows the clarification of opportunities. The pattern of strategy making also varies depending on how the top management perceives the nature of the technological discontinuity. en
dc.format.extent 63 + 2
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Digitization initiatives and capability cognition - A multiple case study in Finnish manufacturing firms en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö en
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword strategy process en
dc.subject.keyword managerial cognition en
dc.subject.keyword matching of opportunities and capabilities en
dc.subject.keyword technological discontinuity en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201509184406
dc.programme.major Strateginen johtaminen fi
dc.programme.mcode TU3006 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Schildt, Henri
dc.programme Master’s Degree Programme in Strategy fi
local.aalto.openaccess yes
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
local.aalto.idinssi 52123
dc.type.publication masterThesis
dc.type.okm G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö


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