David G. Sirmon
University of Washington
BusinessEconomicsMarketingOrchestration (computing)Resource management
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Publications 53
#1Alex Murray (UO: University of Oregon)
#2Jennifer Rhymer (Stanford University)
Last. David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 24
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Organizations are increasingly deploying technologies that have the ability to parse through large amounts of data, acquire skills and knowledge, and operate autonomously. These technologies diverg...
#1Michael A. HittH-Index: 98
#2David G. SirmonH-Index: 24
Last. Kai XuH-Index: 8
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With primary and secondary data on 658 firms from 17 countries across three continents, we examine the combined influence of country-level institutions on industry attributes and in turn their effects on the choice of a defensive advantage-based strategy and an entrepreneurial strategy. We find that strong and efficient institutions constrain both dynamism and munificence in industries. In turn, industry dynamism has a negative effect on both entrepreneurial and advantage-based strategies. Howev...
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#1Trevis Certo (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 28
#2David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 24
#1Christina Matz Carnes (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 6
#2Kai Xu (UTSA: University of Texas at San Antonio)H-Index: 8
Last. Reha Karadag (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 1
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The fungibility of organizational slack provides firms significant latitude in addressing both internal and market pressures. A vast literature suggests that slack influences firm performance; however, the empirical record is mixed, and the underlying mechanism linking slack to performance remains ambiguous. We address these issues by theoretically expanding the slack–performance model to include mediation. Specifically, we develop and test a model in which a firm’s competitive behaviours direct...
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#1David G. SirmonH-Index: 24
Last. Joanna Tochman CampbellH-Index: 10
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The early portfolio of resources that new firms have are likely to be powerful determinates of their success. However, no theory exists to predict if or how the configurations of resources affects ...
#1Rhett Andrew Brymer (Miami University)H-Index: 5
#2David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 24
Context†emergent turnover theory (CETT) focuses on the contextual factors that influence the turnover†firm performance relationship, yet to date, has not investigated how particular firms weather the detrimental effects of loss more effectively than others. We build on the CETT literature by theorizing that different human resource bundling strategies are central contextual factors that impact the effects of human resource exit. Specifically, we argue that bundling human resources prior to e...
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#1Benson Honig (McMaster University)H-Index: 26
#2Joseph LampelH-Index: 25
Last. Witteloostuijn van Arjen (Tilburg University)H-Index: 35
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Taking as our starting point Merton’s (1942/1973) defense of science facing pressures from totalitarian regimes, we argue that today’s challenge to the integrity of management scholarship does not ...
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#1Chao Miao (Wilkes University)H-Index: 9
#2Joseph E. Coombs (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 16
Last. David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 24
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Building on the resource orchestration literature, we use meta-analytic structural equation modeling to test a model where entrepreneurial orientation (EO) mobilizes resources to influence firm performance. Our results indicate that (1) EO mediates (partially) the human and social capital - firm performance relationships; (2) social capital is positively associated with human capital; (3) the relationship between social capital and firm performance is mediated in two steps, first, by human capit...
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#1Matthew Josefy (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 5
#2Joseph S. Harrison (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 4
Last. Christina Matz Carnes (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 6
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Understanding why some firms survive while others fail is a central question of strategic management research. Indeed, many consider survival the quintessential indicator of firm performance. As such, survival research is vast, but also frustratingly disjointed across several thematic areas in the organizational literature. In this review of firm survival and failure, we organize this research across three stages of firm development: new ventures, single-business units, and diversified firms. We...
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#1Joanna Tochman Campbell (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 10
#2David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 24
Last. Mario Petrus Gerardus Schijven (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 9
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Prior research on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has substantially advanced our understanding of how isolated acquirer- and deal-specific factors affect abnormal stock returns. However, investors are likely to perceive and evaluate M&As holistically—that is, as complex configurations (i.e., gestalts) of characteristics, rather than as a list of independent factors. And, yet, extant M&A literature has not addressed why and how configurations of factors elicit positive or negative reactions. Over...
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