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dc.contributor.advisorGoldfarb, Brenten_US
dc.contributor.advisorKirsch, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorDevanatha Pillai, Sandeepen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T05:42:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-01T05:42:33Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/h2rr-m6ko
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/25161
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation uses the historical explanation to engage in an abductive study of the early American automobile industry (1895-1918). The dissertation suggests that historical explanation is a valuable complement to abductive research. Historical explanation increases the number of hypotheses considered through the temporal perspective it offers and through contextualization. Historical explanation also adjudicates between likely hypotheses to determine the loveliest explanation by evaluating explanatory coherence and consilience. Further, the practical use of the historical explanation is demonstrated by analyzing the challenges that firms faced while attempting to scale manufacturing during the early American automobile industry (1895-1918). The analysis identifies metalworking knowledge as a specific pre-entry capability that mattered and demonstrates that process innovation is critical from a very early industry stage. Thus, this dissertation enhances strategy literature's understanding of why and how scholars should engage with historical explanation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHISTORICAL EXPLANATION IN STRATEGY RESEARCH: LEARNING BY SCALING IN THE EARLY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRYen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness and Management: Management & Organizationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledManagementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAbductionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAutomobileen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHistorical Methodsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIndustry Evolutionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLearning by Scalingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPhilosophy of Scienceen_US


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