Akamon Management Review
Online ISSN : 1347-4448
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Volume 15 , Issue 8
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Technical Notes on Management Literature
  • Technical Notes on Leonard-Barton (1992)
    Wei Huang, Yosuke Fukushima
    2016 Volume 15 Issue 8 Pages 411-420
    Published: August 25, 2016
    Released: February 25, 2017

    Leonard-Barton (1992) pointed out the existence of core rigidities which located in the reverse side of core capabilities and also suggested four dimensions framework to analyze them. However, subsequent studies seem to regard core rigidities as simply a negative aspect of capabilities, and pay little attention to the framework. This paper intends to review Leonard-Barton (1992). By taking a new perspective on the theoretical importance of core rigidities, this paper also discusses the contribution and limitation of core rigidities.

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