Jeffrey A. Martin

Jeffrey A. Martin
University of Alabama | UA · Management

Doctor of Philosophy

About

18
Publications
15,729
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
23,298
Citations
Introduction
Research interests include dynamic capabilities, organization theory, innovation and entrepreneurship. Primary research methods include theory building using analysis of qualitative data and agent based simulations. I am also doing engaged scholarship work with the USAF Air University on teaching innovation. I am presently developing a research program looking at the relationship between national and security policy and space commerce.

Publications

Publications (18)
Article
Qualitative research is becoming increasingly popular in organizational studies. There is growing consensus that qualitative research contributes positively to the diversity of academic inquiry in entrepreneurship, advancing rich and novel insights about entrepreneurial phenomena. We conduct the first large-scale synthesis of the qualitative entrep...
Article
The resource‐based view of the firm (RBV) is an influential theoretical framework for understanding how competitive advantage within firms is achieved and how that advantage might be sustained over time. This perspective focuses on the internal organization of firms, and so is a complement to the traditional emphasis of strategy on industry structu...
Article
The dynamic managerial capabilities literature has developed over the past decade to the point where a review and synthesis of relevant literature can move the scholarly conversation forward. The concept of dynamic managerial capabilities—the capabilities with which managers create, extend, and modify the ways in which firms make a living—helps to...
Article
As researchers who often work with qualitative data, we are frequently asked to review qualitative papers and to speak about how to conduct qualitative research. Through these experiences, we have come to believe that there are prevalent misconceptions about the range of roles that qualitative data can play in research on strategic organization. Mo...
Article
This grounded theory-building multiple-case study examines the executive leadership group that comprises the general manager (GM) that heads each of the firm's business units in a multibusiness organization. Because each GM exercises control and authority over their business unit's resources, they operate at the nexus of firm-level strategy and str...
Article
Cross-business-unit collaboration is central to large firms' value creation, yet empirical support for the prevailing view that a corporate process best fosters such collaboration has been unconvincing. This study of six firms asks how executives create collaborations that perform at high levels. Our emergent theory unexpectedly emphasizes that a B...
Article
This grounded theory-building multiple case study examines an unexplored senior leadership group in multi-business organizations - the group of senior leaders that is comprised of the general manager of each of the firm's business-units. Because each business-unit general manager exercises control and authority over their specific business-unit's r...
Article
Managers of corporations that are facing fading product-market domains are often inertial in their response to such decline or engage in endgame strategies within these markets. For managers operating in dynamic markets, however, such responses are often ineffective. Rather, such markets often demand a corporate entrepreneurship response whereby ma...
Article
This inductive study of 12 cross-business synergy initiatives in 6 multi-business firms in the global software industry examines the processes by which potential synergies are realized. This research suggests a rationale for the M-form based on a logic of innovative recombination and a strategy perspective that is sympathetic to an Austrian view of...
Article
The pursuit of synergy is at the heart of corporate strategy in the multi-business firm. Indeed, the promise of synergy is one of the key rationales for the existence of multi-business firms, as well as the reason for strategic moves like acquisitions, diversification and alliances. However, despite the enormous attention that management focuses on...
Article
Seeks to present a better understanding of dynamic capabilities and the resource-based view of the firm. Dynamic capabilities are considered to be the "organizational and strategic routines by which firms achieve new resource configurations." Dynamic capabilities are identifiable and specific routines that can serve different purposes, including in...
Conference Paper
This paper focuses on dynamic capabilities and, more generally, the resource-based view of the firm. We argue that dynamic capabilities are a set of specific and identifiable processes such as product development, strategic decision making, and alliancing. They are neither vague nor tautological. Although dynamic capabilities are idiosyncratic in t...
Article
This paper focuses on dynamic capabilities and, more generally, the resource-based view of the firm. We argue that dynamic capabilities are a set of specific and identifiable processes such as product development, strategic decision making, and alliancing. They are neither vague nor tautological. Although dynamic capabilities are idiosyncratic in t...
Article
This paper focuses on dynamic capabilities and, more generally, the resource‐based view of the firm. We argue that dynamic capabilities are a set of specific and identifiable processes such as product development, strategic decision making, and alliancing. They are neither vague nor tautological. Although dynamic capabilities are idiosyncratic in t...

Network

Cited By