Concept[ edit ] Achieving a sustainable competitive advantage lies at the heart of much of the literature in both strategic management and strategic marketing. Nelson and Winter, in their book An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change, link the growth of the concept of dynamic capabilities to the resource-based view of the firm and the A dynamic capabilities perspective of "routines" in evolutionary theories of organization.
Non-substitutable - not able to be replaced by some other non-rare resource. In contrast, the emergent resource-based view argued that the source of sustainable advantage derives from doing things in a superior manner; by developing superior capabilities and resources.
Therefore, a comparative advantage in resources can lead to a competitive advantage in market position. In the resource-based view, strategists select the strategy or competitive position that best exploits the internal resources and capabilities relative to external opportunities.
Definitions[ edit ] Given the centrality of resources in terms of conferring competitive advantage, the management and marketing literature carefully defines and classifies resources and capabilities. For example, the physical assets, human resources and the intellectual property of a company, having developed together over time, are more valuable in combination than separately, and give a firm a sustainable competitive advantage.
Strategy scholars Gregory Ludwig and Jon Pemberton, in one of the few empirical studies on the topic, called for clarification of the specific processes of dynamic capability building in particular industries to make the concept more useful to senior managers who set directions for their firms.
Imperfectly imitable - not easily implemented by others. Teece, Pisano, and Shuen proposed three dynamic capabilities as necessary for an organization to meet new challenges: Co-specialization[ edit ] Another "dynamic capabilities" concept is co-specialization.
A key insight arising from the resource-based view is that not all resources are of equal importance, nor possess the potential to become a source of sustainable competitive advantage. RBV can be seen as a reaction against the positioning school and its somewhat prescriptive approach which focused managerial attention on external considerations, notably industry structure.
Given that strategic resources represent a complex network of inter-related assets and capabilities, organisations can adopt many possible competitive positions. This can be supported by decentralization, local autonomy and strategic alliances.
Garvin states that quality performance depends on organisational routines for gathering and processing information, for linking customer experiences with engineering design choices and for coordinating factories and component suppliers.
Rare - not available to other competitors. Barney stated that for resources to hold potential as sources of sustainable competitive advantage, they should be valuable, rare, imperfectly imitable and not substitutable now generally known as VRIN criteria. The so-called positioning school had dominated the discipline throughout the s.
Resources[ edit ] Barney defines firm resources as: In addition, management must invest in organisational learning to develop, nurture and maintain key resources and competencies. DayGary HamelShelby D. This comparative advantage enables firms to produce marketing offerings that are either a perceived as having superior value or b can be produced at lower costs.Conceptualizing accelerated internationalization in the born global ﬁrm: A dynamic capabilities perspective Jay Weerawardena a, *, Gillian Sullivan Mort b, Peter W.
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