Dosi, Giovanni Faillo, Marco Manara, Virginia Cecchini Marengo, Luigi Moschella, Daniele
LEM Working Paper Series 2017/08
This work offers an overview of recent formalizations of organizational capabilities and learning. We first present the main characteristics both of NK models and of the approach based on Classifier Systems, focusing on their early applications to organization studies. We then discuss how the use of these models has contributed, in the recent years, to the formal analysis of the development and change of firm's dynamic capabilities by improving our understanding of processes of organizational learning and adaptation, and of the relationship between cognitive and governance issues.