Title: Towards an integrative model of dynamic capabilities empirical research: a systematic review (1997-2015)

Authors: Abbas Bleady; Abdel Hafiez Ali; Siddig Balal

Addresses: College of Business and Economics, Qassim University, P.O. Box 6666, Buraidah 51452, Qassim, Saudi Arabia ' College of Business and Economics, Qassim University, P.O. Box 6666, Buraidah 51452, Qassim, Saudi Arabia ' College of Business Studies, Sudan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 407, Khartoum, Sudan

Abstract: The primary objectives of this article are twofold: to identify the main characteristics of empirical studies in the field of DC over the period 1997-2015 and from those results, to propose an integrative model for studying DCs. In this systematic review, a protocol-driven search was performed using four databases: Ebsco, ProQuest, Scopus, and Wiley Online Library. A total of 110 articles were identified through primary research, of which 53 were retained after screening titles and abstracts. All selected articles were assessed in terms of 11 dimensions, some of them formal and others thematic, to obtain an integrated model of DC research at the empirical level. Future empirical research into DCs is needed to disseminate information about the foundations and principles of DC theory. The results of this article should be considered a roadmap or guidance for future empirical research in the DC field.

Keywords: dynamic capabilities; empirical study; empirical research; systematic review; DC definition; DC research design; DC empirical models; DC impacts; DC categorisation; DC measurements.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2019.099556

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2019 Vol.18 No.2, pp.203 - 241

Received: 01 Aug 2017
Accepted: 12 Mar 2018

Published online: 06 May 2019 *

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