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A process model of the maturation of a new dynamic capability

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posted on 16.11.2018, 14:42 by Yen Tran, Shaker Zahra, Mathew Hughes
The literature on dynamic capabilities highlights their importance for gaining competitive advantage. However, existing research fails to explain how a new capability matures into a source of such an advantage. This study addresses this question using a process approach. It examines how this maturation process occurs and develops within a firm to a point where a new dynamic capability becomes institutionalized in an organization. Taking the case of a dynamic synchronization capability, one that enables a firm to coordinate dual innovation strategies, and that matures through the integration of operational sourcing capabilities, our study highlights the role of socio (group interactions) and cognitive (perceptions and interpretations) elements via an interactive learning in this process. The case shows that this process is multi-stage, unfolding across different organizational levels and encounters a series of conflicts that act as triggers for capability maturation. This paper contributes to the literature by focusing on the maturation of a capability rather than the emergence of a new capability, which has dominated prior research.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Industrial Marketing Management

Volume

83

Pages

115 - 127

Citation

TRAN, Y., ZAHRA, S. and HUGHES, M., 2018. A process model of the maturation of a new dynamic capability. Industrial Marketing Management, 83, pp.115-127.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Industrial Marketing Management and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2018.11.009

Acceptance date

14/11/2018

Publication date

2018-11-22

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

0019-8501

Language

en

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