Stages of Organizational Transformation in Transition Economies: A Dynamic Capabilities Approach

21 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2010

See all articles by Sarah E. A. Dixon

Sarah E. A. Dixon

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Klaus E. Meyer

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); Copenhagen Business School - Center for East European Studies (CEES)

Marc Day

University of Reading - Henley Business School

Abstract

How do organizations previously dominated by the state develop dynamic capabilities that would support their growth in a competitive market economy? We develop a theoretical framework of organizational transformation that explains the processes by which organizations learn and develop dynamic capabilities in transition economies. Specifically, the framework theorizes about the importance of, and inter-relationships between, leadership, organizational learning, dynamic capabilities, and performance over three stages of transformation. Propositions derived from this framework explain the pre-conditions enabling organizational learning, the linkages between types of learning and functions of dynamic capabilities, and the feedback from dynamic capabilities to organizational learning that allows firms in transition economies to regain their footing and build long-term competitive advantage. We focus on transition contexts, where these processes have been magnified and thus offer new insights into strategizing in radically altered environments.

Suggested Citation

Dixon, Sarah E. A. and Meyer, Klaus E. and Day, Marc, Stages of Organizational Transformation in Transition Economies: A Dynamic Capabilities Approach. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 3, pp. 416-436, May 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1567178 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00856.x

Sarah E. A. Dixon (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Klaus E. Meyer

China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) ( email )

Shanghai-Hongfeng Road
Shanghai 201206
Shanghai 201206
China

HOME PAGE: http://www.ceibs.edu/faculty/facultylist/09/100132.shtml

Copenhagen Business School - Center for East European Studies (CEES) ( email )

Porcelanshaven 24
2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.klausmeyer.co.uk

Marc Day

University of Reading - Henley Business School ( email )

Greenlands
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire RG9 3AU, England
United Kingdom

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