The Dynamic Resource-Based View: Capability Lifecycles

32 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2003

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Constance E. Helfat

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Margaret A. Peteraf

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business

Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

This article introduces the concept of the capability lifecycle (CLC), which articulates general patterns and paths in the evolution of organizational capabilities over time. The capability lifecycle provides a structure for a more comprehensive approach to dynamic resource-based theory. The analysis incorporates the founding, development, and maturity of capabilities in a manner that helps to explain the sources of heterogeneity in organizational capabilities. In addition, the analysis includes the "branching" of an original capability into several possible altered forms.

Suggested Citation

Helfat, Constance E. and Peteraf, Margaret A., The Dynamic Resource-Based View: Capability Lifecycles (December 2002). Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Working Paper No. 03-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=386620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.386620

Constance E. Helfat

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

Margaret A. Peteraf (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )

100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
603-646-1944 (Phone)
603-646-0995 (Fax)

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