Re-conceptualizing dynamic capabilities in the light of sustainability

Dyerson, Romano and Preuss, Lutz (2014) Re-conceptualizing dynamic capabilities in the light of sustainability. In: 34th Strategic Management Society (SMS) annual international conference, 20-23 Sep 2014, Madrid.

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In this paper, we argue for a re-conceptualization of dynamic capabilities that explicitly integrates sustainability. We begin by exploring aspects where sustainability requires a different approach to the standard business outlook, namely in the range of actors that have an interest in the company and in the nature of the interdependencies that arise from managerial decision-making. We show how these aspects have implications for the conventional treatment of dynamic capabilities. Hence, we argue that our understanding of dynamic capabilities needs to change as sustainability reframes the context of mainstream business operations. This discussion leads us to develop the concept of sustainability-driven dynamic capabilities that act hierarchically on dynamic capabilities orientated towards renewal and regeneration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2016 11:03
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