Title

A Dual-Level Analysis of Capability Development Process: A Case Study of T&T

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2006

Abstract

The resource-based view suggests that organizations achieve and maintain competitive advantage through effective deployment of firm-specific resources and capabilities. Because of volatile market conditions, researchers now focus on the development of dynamic capabilities that allow firms to react and create change in these dynamic environments. Despite the growing acceptance of the dynamic capabilities perspective in information systems research, the process of how organizations develop capabilities to influence the overall process of strategy formation and implementation in a dynamic and volatile environment (e.g., the information communication technology industry) is still underexplored. To address the knowledge gap, this article draws on an in-depth case study of the capability development experience of a call center in strategic transformation from an in-house customer service department to an outsourced customer service provider. We use Montealegre's (2002) process model of capability development as our analytical framework and extend it beyond the organizational perspective to include a project-level (business unit) perspective. By adopting a dual-level analysis, researchers and practitioners may obtain a more detailed and complete view of an organization's capability development, hence allaying criticism of the resource-based view as a vague and tautological concept.

Discipline

Accounting | Corporate Finance

Research Areas

Financial Performance Analysis

Publication

Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology

Volume

57

Issue

13

First Page

1814

Last Page

1829

ISSN

1532-2882

Identifier

10.1002/asi.20384

Publisher

Wiley