The role of emergence in dynamic capabilities: a restatement of the framework and some possibilities for future research

Neil Marshall Kay, Sohvi Leih, David Teece

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    Abstract

    Dynamic capabilities has been mischaracterized by derivative interpretations of the original concept, with variation in terms, core assumptions, and methodologies. However, in its original formulation dynamic capabilities was a framework rooted in organizational economics. We take the original formulation as a starting point to explore the relevance of the concept of emergence to the framework today. This perspective leads to a reinterpretation of the role of complementarities, co-specialization, rules, co-evolution and the ecosystem in the dynamic capabilities framework. The paper concludes with directions for research that this new frame of reference helps identify.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)623-638
    Number of pages16
    JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    Early online date26 Mar 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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