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Propositions for the expanded core competence model

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1 Author(s)
U. Ljungquist ; Department of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden

This conceptual paper advances our conceptions of core competence, going beyond mere identification. Drawing on existing theories, the paper proposes how the influences on a core competence can be managed by acknowledging the need for influence, and the applicability of associated concepts to satisfy that need. We also add a time continuum, wherein a company's shared history and shared future specific goals are highlighted, which could strengthen the influence on a core competence. An expanded core competence model is proposed. The model suggests a more detailed, more comprehensive approach, applicable to core competence management issues by scholars and practitioners alike.

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Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT), 2010 IEEE International Conference on

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2-5 June 2010