It Takes a Quarter of a Century to Build a Dynamic Capability: Supplier Relations Management at Renault (1975-1999)

40 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2014

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Carole Donada

ESSEC Business School - Department of Management

Gwenaëlle Nogatchewsky

Université Paris Dauphine

Anne Pezet

HEC Montreal - Department of Management

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Our analysis explores how a key managerial competence, the supplier relations dynamic capability, was progressively developed and implemented by Renault over a quarter of a century. As our historical approach will demonstrate, this construction process followed three main periods, each of which was characterized by specific external and internal circumstances that constitute turning points and triggers in the organization’s transformation decision process. Most importantly, we will argue that this case brings to light that three phases are necessary for the supplier relations dynamic capability to fully develop: hybridization, combination and saturation, which open new perspectives on the construction process of dynamic capabilities in general.

Suggested Citation

Donada, Carole and Nogatchewsky, Gwenaëlle and Pezet, Anne, It Takes a Quarter of a Century to Build a Dynamic Capability: Supplier Relations Management at Renault (1975-1999) (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503411

Carole Donada (Contact Author)

ESSEC Business School - Department of Management ( email )

1 Avenue Bernard Hirsch
B.P 50105
Cergy, 50105
France

Gwenaëlle Nogatchewsky

Université Paris Dauphine

223 Rue Saint-Honore
Paris, 75775
France

Anne Pezet

HEC Montreal - Department of Management ( email )

Montreal, Quebec H3T 2A7
Canada

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