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|Title:||Dynamic capability, knowledge, learning, and firm performance|
|Author(s):||Shih-Yi Chien, (Department of Marketing and Distribution Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Ching-Han Tsai, (Department of Marketing, LONGDE Logistics?Co., Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan)|
|Citation:||Shih-Yi Chien, Ching-Han Tsai, (2012) "Dynamic capability, knowledge, learning, and firm performance", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 25 Iss: 3, pp.434 - 444|
|Keywords:||Dynamic capabilities, Knowledge management, Knowledge resources, Learning, Learning mechanisms, Learning processes, Organizational performance, Performance|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09534811211228148 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper seeks to apply the dynamic capability framework to explore why store managers within the same chain of restaurants perform differently. Specifically, this paper argues that knowledge resources and learning mechanisms are critical to the development of dynamic capabilities.
Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of an empirical data analysis. Hypotheses are tested on 132 store managers in a leading fast-food restaurant chain in Taiwan.
Findings – The findings indicate that dynamic capabilities increase store performance, and that both knowledge resources and learning mechanisms have a positive effect on dynamic capabilities. In addition, the effect of knowledge resources on dynamic capabilities is partially mediated by the type of learning mechanism.
Practical implications – Store managers must be able to develop dynamic capabilities if they are to deal with the rapidly changing environment they are facing. Knowledge resources and learning mechanisms both improve the development of dynamic capabilities.
Originality/value – This paper conceptualizes and empirically tests the relationships between knowledge resources, learning mechanisms, dynamic capabilities, and performance in the restaurants of a fast-food chain. In addition, this paper investigates how dynamic capabilities work from a process perceptive by examining the mediation effect of the learning mechanisms.
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