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Dynamic capabilities as ‘becoming’: Implications from learning theories

Kars-Unluoglu, Selen

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Selen Kars
Associate Professor in Organisation Studies


This paper challenges the traditional understanding of dynamic capabilities as firm-level resources suitable for volatile environments to extend our understanding of dynamic capabilities by incorporating learning and behavioural theories of organisational change in studying capabilities embedded in firm routines. Organisational learning rejects the idea of stability; organisations are seen in constant flux, in a continual state of ‘becoming’. Such a perspective leaps over the question of do organisations have dynamic capabilities, instead explores how capabilities are dynamised in this state continual state of change and what learning theories can tell us about the nature and scope of this dynamisation. I investigate these issues in six, mature, medium-sized companies that are operating in three different sectors with varying levels of market dynamism.


Kars-Unluoglu, S. (2015, July). Dynamic capabilities as ‘becoming’: Implications from learning theories. Paper presented at EGOS 2015 Conference, Athens, Greece

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name EGOS 2015 Conference
Conference Location Athens, Greece
Start Date Jul 1, 2015
End Date Jul 4, 2015
Acceptance Date Feb 9, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 24, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 24, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords dynamic capabilities, organisational learning, change, medium-sized companies
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : EGOS 2015 Conference


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