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Inside the Black-box: Analysing the Generation of Core Competencies and Dynamic Capabilities by Exploring Collective Minds. An Oganisational Learning Perspective

  • Uta Wilkens

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    (Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Institute of Personnell Management and Leadership Studies)

  • Daniela Menzel

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    (Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Institute of Personnell Management and Leadership Studies)

  • Peter Pawlowsky

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    (Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Institute of Personnell Management and Leadership Studies)

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    The paper combines resource-based thinking with perspectives from theories of organisational learning and knowledge management. According to the resource-based view (RBV) strategy can be defined as emergent pattern of interaction generating core competencies and dynamic capabilities. These processes of interaction and their relation to core competencies and dynamic capabilities are of major concern in the presented analysis. A synthesis with learning theories further leads to the basic assumption that processes of knowledge identification, knowledge diffusion, knowledge integration and the enactment of the environment are critical for generating core competencies. Moreover, learning theories show how to approach the causal ambiguityargument that is important in the explanation of core competencies given by RBV. It will be argued that the analysis of the shared mental model of the organisational members is a method to explore critical processes for generating core competencies. A related research instrument will be validated in a case study analysis that was conducted in a medium-sized enterprise aiming at testing the instrument and the aforementioned basic assumption. The instrument can explore the critical processes in which the generation of core competencies and dynamic capabilities is embedded in. It provides a better understanding of the critical processes within the organisation than the RBV.

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    Volume (Year): 15 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 8-26

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