Title: Dynamic technological capability of a university as source of academic performance

Authors: Elvis Silveira-Martins; Deosir Flavio Lobo De Castro Junior; Marcio Nakayama Miura; Jean Carlos De Abreu; Flavio Augusto Martino

Addresses: Federal University of Pelotas – UFPel, R. Gomes Carneiro, 01, Centro, Pelotas, RS, 96010-610, Brazil ' Federal Institute of Santa Catarina – IFSC, R. 14 de Julho, 150, Barreiros, Florianópolis, SC, 88075-010, Brazil ' State University of West Parana – UNIOESTE/Cascavel, R. Universitária, 2069, Universitário Cascavel, PR, 85819-110, Brazil ' Estácio University Centre, R. Leoberto Leal, 431, Barreiros, São José, SC, 88117-001, Brazil ' University of Brasilia (UnB), Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, DF, 70910-900, Brazil

Abstract: The researchers interested in the process of strategy development are motivated to research the dynamic capacities due to their assumption that they are a source of organisational results. In this sense, dynamic technological capabilities prioritise technological knowledge as a competitive differential and generator of superior results compared with the competitors. In universities, the organisational performance is intrinsically related to several indicators of academic performance. In this paper, the objective was to analyse the association between the technological dynamic capacity and the performance, by the perception of the academics, of a federal university in Brazil. The methodology used the quali-quanti research, and the sample was composed of 122 respondents. The multivariate techniques were used to analyse the data. It was concluded that dynamic technological capacity has a positive relation with performance. These results confirm the theory that assures that this type of capacity is the source of performance. As a suggestion, new research could test the possibility of mediation or moderation of the model.

Keywords: strategy; dynamic technological capacity; academic performance; organisational performance; competitiveness; university.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2019.100073

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.19 No.2, pp.183 - 203

Received: 27 Sep 2017
Accepted: 28 Jan 2018

Published online: 03 Jun 2019 *

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