The Dynamic Resource-Based View: Capability Lifecycles
32 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2003
Date Written: December 2002
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.
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