Dynamic Capabilities Between Firm Organization and Local Systems of Production

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Riccardo Leoncini, Sandro Montresor
Routledge, 2008 - Business & Economics - 403 pages

Changes in technology and demand require firms to learn how to continuously reshape unique and non-imitable resources and competences. A firm’s capacity to achieve this is captured by the concept of dynamic capabilities. This book offers an analysis of how firms manage to reconfigure their pool of idiosyncratic resources, skills and competencies to deal with the highly turbulent environments in which they are embedded, thus tackling the issue of how dynamic capabilities must be defined and conceptualized.

This book brings together several contributions aimed at showing how firms’ differential exploitation of their dynamic capabilities comes to be highly dependent on the role of socio-territorial entities and on the institutional set up. Thus, different formal and informal types of organization are observed at different levels of analysis. In so doing, the book aims at conveying a transversal perspective to the analysis of firms’ dynamics, calling for a multidisciplinary and multilayer approach.

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About the author (2008)

Riccardo Leoncini and Sandro Montresor are both at the University of Bologna in Italy. They are co-authors of Technical Systems and Intersectoral Innovation Flows (2003).

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