Identification of the Dynamic Capabilities Ecosystem—A Systems Thinking Perspective

Sunder M, V and Ganesh, L S (2021) Identification of the Dynamic Capabilities Ecosystem—A Systems Thinking Perspective. Group & Organization Management, 46 (5). pp. 893-930. ISSN 1059-6011

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An in-depth look at the extant literature of dynamic capabilities (DCs) shows that the focus has been on the development, justification, and validation of individual DCs through both conceptual and empirical methods. We argue that studying DCs in isolation may not offer a complete practical meaning. Organizations being complex systems, multiple combinations of capabilities and their interrelationships (as a DC system) lead to a sustained competitive advantage, and this effect cannot be attributed to a single DC in isolation. Through this article, we present a system theoretic view of DCs and subsequently propose the concept of a DC ecosystem using a systems thinking perspective. We use the logical reasoning approach of justificationism to present the associated propositions. We conclude with a discussion of managerial implications and suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Operations Management
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2023 17:40
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 17:40

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