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The Role Of Dynamic Capabilities In Developing Innovation-Related Capabilities

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  • HANNA-KAISA ELLONEN

    (Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland)

  • ARI JANTUNEN

    ()
    (Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland)

  • OLLI KUIVALAINEN

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    (Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland)

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to explore the role dynamic capabilities have in the development of innovation-related operational capabilities. As dynamic capabilities by nature are processes and practices that advocate change, we aim to uncover the actual practices through which change strategies are implemented. Our research includes a single case study from the publishing industry. Building on a data set of interviews and secondary data we track down the development of the capabilities over the time period of five years. The results of the study imply that dynamic capabilities act as a catalyst and spark off the mechanisms of operational capability development. Our study demonstrates how different types of dynamic capabilities (sensing, seizing and reconfiguring) all have an impact of the development of market and technological capabilities.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Innovation Management.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 459-478

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:ijimxx:v:15:y:2011:i:03:p:459-478

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    Keywords: Market capability; technological capability; innovation; dynamic capability; capability development;

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