Linking dynamic-capability portfolios and innovation outcomes

Ellonen, Hanna-Kaisa, Wikstrom, Patrik, & Jantunen, Ari (2009) Linking dynamic-capability portfolios and innovation outcomes. Technovation : The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, 29(11), pp. 753-762.

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The objective of this paper is to explore the relationship between dynamic capabilities and different types of online innovations. Building on qualitative data from the publishing industry, our analysis revealed that companies that had relatively strong dynamic capabilities in all three areas (sensing, seizing and reconfiguration) seem to produce innovations that combine their existing capabilities on either the market or the technology dimension with new capabilities on the other dimension thus resulting in niche creation and revolutionary type innovations. Correspondingly, companies with a weaker or more one-sided set of dynamic capabilities seem to produce more radical innovations requiring both new market and technological capabilities. The study therefore provides an empirical contribution to the emerging work on dynamic capabilities through its in-depth investigation of the capabilities of the four case firms, and by mapping the patterns between the firm's portfolio of dynamic capabilities and innovation outcomes.

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ID Code: 67840
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dynamic capabilities, Market capabilities, Technological capabilities, Innovations, Transilience map
DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2009.04.005
ISSN: 0166-4972
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2014 02:40
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 00:40

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