Since August 2012 Elke Schüßler is an Assistant Professor of Organiszation Theory, Freie Universität Berlin.
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Strategic Processes and Persistence: Path-Dependent Value Chain Management in the German Clothing Industry?
Faced with global competition, organisations frequently choose to relocate some of their activities to low-cost regions. The German clothing industry was a pioneer in this process, whereby many organisations followed the path of production relocation and neglected other necessary strategic innovations. By following a longitudinal multi-case design, this project analyses how a dominant pattern of action may arise in the interplay between micro-organisational decisions and macro-institutional developments, and how this may lead to organisational and strategic path dependence.