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Addressing the Challenges of Industrial Transition Processes – the Case of Photovoltaics Industry

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Formułowanie strategicznej odpowiedzi na wyzwania etapu przejściowego w cyklu życia branży – przypadek branży fotowoltaicznej
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The aim of the article is to explore the managerial practices that enable capitalizing on the critical instability during an on-going transition period in the life-cycle of an industry. The investigation followed a qualitative approach using a field-based case study method and a longitudinal design. Multiple data collection methods were adopted to reduce a systematic bias in the gathered data and to develop the case, shaped by the context and emergent data. The gathered rich data enabled the confrontation of industry transformation signals with the strategic maneuvering exhibited by the investigated firm. Observed options involved imitating, repositioning, exiting or entering. The study is a part of a larger project financed by National Science Centre of Poland (NCN) – 2013/11/D/HS4/03965.
Celem artykułu jest zbadanie praktyk menedżerskich, które umożliwiają tworzenie i zatrzymywanie wartości w okresie przejściowym w cyklu życia branży. Badania miały charakter podłużny, przeprowadzono je zgodnie z podejściem jakościowym za pomocą metody studium przypadku. Zastosowano zróżnicowane spektrum metod gromadzenia danych, aby zminimalizować ryzyko błędów systematycznych i jednocześnie opracować przypadek, kształtowany przez kontekst i pojawiające się w trakcie realizacji procesu badawczego dane. Zgromadzony materiał empiryczny umożliwił konfrontację sygnałów zmian w dynamice rozwoju branży z wyborami strategicznymi dokonywanymi przez badaną firmę. Obserwowane opcje działań polegały na naśladowaniu, repozycjonowaniu, wychodzeniu lub wchodzeniu do pokrewnych branż. Badanie jest częścią większego projektu finansowanego przez Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN) – 2013/11/D/HS4/03965.
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  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty of Management and Social Communication,
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