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Organizational structure as antecedent of dynamic capability

Rodrigo Valio Dominguez Gonzalez

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Abstract: Dynamic capability is recognized in the academic and business context as an essential factor for the firm to build differential and remain competitive in dynamic markets. Most of these preliminary studies assess dynamic capability from the perspective of the resource-based view of the firm. This study advances on this theme by analyzing the impact of knowledge-based dynamic capability, based on the knowledge based vision of firm, about innovation of project team. Previous studies have identified the relationship between dynamic capability and innovation or organizational performance, but there is a gap in the theory that relates antecedents of dynamic capability. Thus, this research aims to analyze the relationship between organizational structure and dynamic capability on the innovative capacity of project teams. To achieve this objective, 65 project teams from industrial companies in the state of São Paulo were studied and the data were analyzed using the technique of structural equation modeling - partial least squares (SEM_PLS). The results show that structures with a higher degree of formalization and centralization have a negative impact on knowledge-based dynamic capability, and integration has a positive relationship with dynamic capability. Furthermore, the research shows that the innovative capacity of project teams is directly affected by the ability to generate and combine knowledge, however, the acquisition / absorption of knowledge does not interfere with the innovation activity of these teams.


Knowledge-based dynamic capability, Organizational structure, Innovation, Project team, Industry


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