Building a scale for dynamic learning capabilities: the role of resources, learning, competitive intent and routine patterning

Verreynne, Martie-Louise, Hine, Damian, Coote, Len and Parker, Rachel (2016) Building a scale for dynamic learning capabilities: the role of resources, learning, competitive intent and routine patterning. Journal of Business Research, 69 10: 4287-4303. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.003


Author Verreynne, Martie-Louise
Hine, Damian
Coote, Len
Parker, Rachel
Title Building a scale for dynamic learning capabilities: the role of resources, learning, competitive intent and routine patterning
Journal name Journal of Business Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0148-2963
1873-7978
Publication date 2016-10
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.04.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 69
Issue 10
Start page 4287
End page 4303
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Those researching organizational capabilities have largely accepted that the most fundamental operational capabilities form a hierarchy ranging from the lower-order dynamic functional to higher-order dynamic learning capabilities. Measurability has advantaged the first two types, resulting in numerous operationalized measurement scales. Yet at the strategic level, higher-order capabilities remain unmeasured, thus perpetuating issues of causal ambiguity. This paper responds by developing and presenting a measurement scale of dynamic learning capabilities (DLCs). Using multiple sources of data, we follow a five-step process to propose to measure and then validate a reliable scale consisting of three subscales. These subscales complement and thus extend the existing exploration and exploitation learning subscales. This predictive validity is further supported by relating all our subscales to perceived performance. Employing this dedicated new scale will enhance both the validity of studies on higher-order dynamic capabilities and the understanding of how firms create and use capabilities to drive performance.
Keyword Dynamic learning capabilities
Scale development
Resources
Routines
Patterning
Competitive intent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 20 April 2016

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