Title: The impact of training and use of teams on dynamic capabilities of small manufacturers

 

Author: Paula Daly, Paul Bierly III, Brian Miller

 

Address: James Madison University Management Program, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA. ' James Madison University Management Program, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA. ' James Madison University Management Program, MSC 0205, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA

 

Journal: Int. J. of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2004 Vol.1, No.2, pp.150 - 176

 

Abstract: We examine the link between knowledge accumulation and knowledge articulation and the subsequent development of dynamic capabilities by focusing on the links between employee training activities, use of teams, and capabilities in small to mid-size manufacturing firms. Results indicate that different bundles of training activities are associated with the dynamic capabilities of operational efficiency, innovation, and marketing and that the use of teams fully or partially mediates the majority of the relationships between these training activities and firm capabilities.

 

Keywords: training; teams; dynamic capabilities; knowledge management; SMEs; manufacturing firms; small to medium-sized enterprises; small manufacturers.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2004.005069

10.1504/04.5069

 

 

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