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Renewing the resource base in line with the dynamic capabilities view: a key to sustained competitive advantage in the IT industry

Lidija Breznik and Matej Lahovnik

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2014, vol. 19, issue 4, 453-485

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to indicate that firms which renew their resource base in line with the dynamic capabilities view can generate and sustain a competitive advantage and thus the related firm performance. In order to investigate the relationships involved, in-depth interviews were conducted in six representative IT firms. The results suggest that firms with a stronger commitment to deploying dynamic capabilities are more successful and hold the potential for a sustained competitive advantage. We also found that innovation capability, managerial capability and human resource capability are the most relevant capabilities that allow firms to successfully adapt to a changing environment and the highly demanding IT market.

Keywords: dynamic capabilities; competitive advantage; information technology (IT) industry; case study (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L16 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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