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Organizing Dynamic Capabilities: Exploiting Complementarities by Organizational Bundling

Peter-J. Jost and Miriam Zschoche

Journal of Competences, Strategy & Management, 2016, vol. 8, 11-27

Abstract: A firm’s ability to change is decisive for sustaining its competitive advantage in a volatile business environment. Previous research emphasizes the importance of human resources as a key determinant of a firm’s “dynamic capability”. We extend the literature by analyzing how a firm’s organizational structure is interrelated with the effectiveness of managing change projects on employee level. Building theoretically on the interplay of strategy and structure, we argue the effectiveness of strategic, coordinative, and motivational capabilities will be higher when they are bundled in one organizational unit. A management survey involving some of the most important corporations in Germany supports our hypothesis.

Keywords: dynamic capabilities; strategic human resource management; organizational assignment; management survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C60 M10 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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Journal of Competences, Strategy & Management is currently edited by Prof. Dr. Klaus Bellmann, University of Mainz, Germany, Prof. Dr. Christoph Burmann, University of Bremen, Germany, Prof. Dr. Jörg Freiling, University of Bremen, Germany (Editor-in-Chief), Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Gemünden, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Güttel, University of Linz, Austria, Prof. Dr. Hans H. Hinterhuber, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Interim Prof. Dr. Sven M. Laudien, University of Magdeburg, Germany, Prof. Dr. Dietrich von der Oelsnitz, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, Prof. Dr. Heike Proff, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Prof. Dr. Christoph Rasche, University of Potsdam, Germany, Prof. Dr. Michael Stephan, University of Marburg, Germany and Prof. Dr. Erich Zahn, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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