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Integrating embeddedness with dynamic capabilities in the internationalisation of fashion retailers

Marta Frasquet, John Dawson, Haydeé Calderón and Teresa Fayos

International Business Review, 2018, vol. 27, issue 4, 904-914

Abstract: The paper presents an integration of the theoretical approaches of embeddedness and dynamic capabilities. Based on in-depth interviews with key informants of international fashion retail companies we show that dynamic capabilities enhance different types of embeddedness at different levels. Generic dynamic capabilities of adaptability and knowledge management play a role as they affect retailer-specific capabilities and societal, network and territorial forms of embeddedness. Integrating the two theoretical approaches provides new and deeper understanding of the nature of retail internationalization.

Keywords: Dynamic capabilities; Embeddedness; International retailing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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