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Developing Innovation Capabilities: A Longitudinal Study of a Project at Volvo Cars


Sofia Börjesson


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Maria Elmquist


Chalmers University of Technology - Project Management

September 2011

Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 171-184, 2011

Abstract:     
Many large firms are struggling to alter and develop their organizational capabilities. There are several discussions in the literature on what these capabilities comprise, and that there is a need to develop them. However, less attention has been paid to how companies can develop these capabilities in practice. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to organizational capability theory by providing insights derived from an empirical study of how organizational capabilities for innovation are developed in large firms, and how these findings compare to the theory. The paper is based on a longitudinal study of Volvo Cars conducted as a long‐term collaborative research project. The authors were involved in a project called Vision 2020, which extended over a period of two and a half years, the findings from which highlight several activities that enabled the changes required for the development of organizational capabilities. The need to develop ‘management capability’ in terms of both cognition and the propensity to act is especially highlighted.

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Date posted: September 7, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Börjesson, Sofia and Elmquist, Maria, Developing Innovation Capabilities: A Longitudinal Study of a Project at Volvo Cars (September 2011). Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 171-184, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1923497 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2011.00605.x

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Sofia Börjesson (Contact Author)
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Maria Elmquist
Chalmers University of Technology - Project Management ( email )
SE-412 96 Goteborg
Sweden
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