By Ron Sanchez, Aimi Heene

The competence-based viewpoint on approach and administration emerged within the Nineties as a brand new method of constructing method and administration concept and perform. long ago decade, the point of interest on organizational competences - and the assets, services, and methods that create competences - has supplied a hugely effective "broad church" for conception improvement, examine, and perform in either strategic and normal administration. Authored through a multidisciplinary workforce of students and practitioners operating in the competence standpoint, the papers during this quantity give a contribution to constructing a greater theoretical and functional realizing of inner approaches that considerably have an effect on an organization's competences by means of exploring the dynamic, systemic, cognitive, and holistic facets of inner processes.The papers current either theoretical advancements and empirical study in response to numerous case stories and different examine in various commercial and geographical contexts. The papers during this quantity strengthen 4 subject matters. half I comprises papers that deal with the most important problems with defining and speaking the strategic good judgment that directs and courses an organization's competence construction and leveraging. The papers partially II examine the necessity to improve strategic flexibilities that allow an organization to reply successfully to quite a number destiny environmental uncertainties. half III contains papers that concentrate on how one can determine and operationalize an organization's competences - the final word resource of an organization's skill to compete successfully in its atmosphere. half IV offers numerous papers that examine the systemic interdependencies of an organization's competence development and leveraging actions.

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The meaning of words is derived from their context (Tsoukas, 1997). One of the most common ways of conveying the contextual meaning of words is through stories (Barry & Elmes, 1997; Boyce, 1995). In particular when it comes to the development of strategy or a strategic logic, Barry and Elmes (1997) argue that a narrative is able to capture the diversity and complexity present in strategic discourse through the emphasis of simultaneous multiple, interlinked realities. This is important when we recognize that the conveyors of this processual event (the story) are individuals with all their inherent biases, misinterpretations, miscommunications, etc.

129). An entrepreneur’s use of stories (see Fig. 4) can be seen as constituting a narrative view of strategy which stresses how language is used to construct 12 JANICE A. BLACK ET AL. Fig. 4. Entrepreneur’s Use of Words & Actions to Clarify/Refine Own Strategic Logic. meaning: consequently, it supports Barry and Elmes (1997) and explores ways in which organizational stakeholders create a discourse of direction to understand and influence one another’s actions. While there are those that argue that strategic action taking may be unconscious, we assume that it is purposeful action taking.

The story begins by laying out the obstacles that were encountered. We represented a variety of disabilities – quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, post-polio, muscular dystrophy, multiple-sclerosis – but we shared a goal: to live as independently as possible in a residential setting. On September 30, 1980, five new, double bungalows opened their doors. That day we had no assurance that this daring alternative would survive, let alone become a national model for self-reliance. This next excerpt is from a story told by the sponsor of a new development.

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