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Title: Human-behavioural micro-foundations of dynamic capabilities: a systematic review of the last two decades of research

Authors: Fatemeh Gheitarani; Khaled Nawaser; Haniruzila Hanifah; Ali Vafaei-Zadeh

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran ' Institute of Scientific Research and Graduate School, Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia ' Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Given the importance of dynamic capabilities in gaining competitive advantage and improving the organisational performance, recent studies have focused on its human-behavioural micro-foundations as a basis for improving dynamic capabilities at organisations macro level. This article reviewed the literature in the field of behavioural and human resource foundations of dynamic capabilities using a systematic literature review method and evaluated the quality of articles with CASP method. After a systematic review of 41 final articles, 15 themes were identified for the behavioural foundations of dynamic capabilities. The sensing dimension includes personal and interpersonal indicators, in seizing dimension, indicators of communication, conflict management, organisational climate, etc. The reconfiguring dimension involved the indicators of knowledge management, leadership, talent management, capacity building, and diversity of employees.

Keywords: dynamic capabilities; micro foundations; behavioural dimension; human dimension; systematic review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2023.127685

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2023 Vol.22 No.1, pp.1 - 26

Received: 28 Sep 2021
Accepted: 14 Nov 2021

Published online: 14 Dec 2022 *

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