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Title: Measuring and modelling dynamic capabilities : a holistic approach
Author: Atkinson, David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 9517
Awarding Body: Manchester Metropolitan University
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis investigates the concept of dynamic capabilities at both the macro and micro levels, using the study's findings at the micro level to explain phenomena determined at the macro level. In doing so, this provides more of a holistic approach to the discipline. Based on a 'black box' theme, this investigation provides an assimilated macro and micro operationalisation of dynamic capabilities from which it empirically examines such entities at the macro level using a general regression artificial neural network based procedure and at the micro level using an adaptec action research methodology. The findings suggest dynamic capability heterogeneity is as a result of differences in managers' ability to detect and comprehend the significance of incidents, differences in their ability to learn through trial and reflection and the degree of prudence managers demonstrate when implementing resource modification ideas.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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