The Merits of Playing It by the Book: Routine versus Deliberate Learning and the Development of Dynamic Capabilities
In this study, we investigate the nature of dynamic capabilities and use a fine-grained measurement to test how centralization, routinization, and formalization relate to the underlying learning components of dynamic capabilities. We find that the effects of our three dimensions of managerial practices are broadly similar for almost all components of dynamic capabilities, and that only a few show a different pattern. Centralization and routinization are negatively related to dynamic capabilities, formalization is shown to have a significantly positive effect. We provide insights into the role of three dimensions of managerial practice by explaining variation among the learning components of dynamic capabilities. This has implications for the nature and development of dynamic capabilities as well as for the routine versus deliberate learning debate.
Citation : Arndt, F., Fourne, S. and MacInerney, K. (2018) The Merits of Playing It by the Book: Routine versus Deliberate Learning and the Development of Dynamic Capabilities. Industrial and Corporate Change, 27 (4), pp. 723-743
ISSN : 0960-6491
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes