versão impressa ISSN 0121-5051
PERDOMO-ORTIZ, Jesús. Organisational architectural and entrepreneurial strategic capacity. Innovar [online]. 2003, vol.13, n.22, pp. 55-62. ISSN 0121-5051.
Organisational design and resource-based theory have represented those two areas of company economics which have had most impact on the development of Management and the discipline’;s state of the art during the last 15 years. This document compares both topics, finding a close relationship regarding mutual conceptual support. It should be stated that this document does not represent a review of the literature on organisational design or architecture; it is, however, supported by a set of readings centred on such topic. In this sense the document’;s purpose is to provide for critical reflection, proposing working hypotheses and how these should be drawn up. The literature on strategic management has contributed the so-called resource-based view (RBV) of a company, defending an implicit logic of causality on considering organisational structure to be a consequence of entrepreneurial strategy. A critical view of organisational archi-tecture contrasts strategy→structure causality and can explain a failing in RBV when this tries to explain the concept of resource transition towards capacity, alluding to a necessary process of integrating basic resources. The hypothe-sis is thus posed that organisational architecture represents a way of explaining how entrepreneurial ability is formed, showing how strategy→structure causality can be inversely understood.
Palavras-chave : Organisational architecture; organisational design; organisational structure; decisionmaking rights; evaluation and incentive systems; entrepreneurial ability; entrepreneurial strategies.