Unpacking Dynamic Capability: A Design Perspective

  • Deborah E.M. Mulders
  • A. Georges L. Romme
Part of the Information and Organization Design Series book series (INOD, volume 8)


This chapter reviews the dynamic capability literature to explore relationships between definition, operationalization, and measurement of dynamic capability. Subsequently, we develop a design-oriented approach toward dynamic capability that distinguishes between design rules, recurrent patterns of behavior, operating routines and processes, market and competitive conditions, and performance outcomes. This framework serves to develop a number of propositions for further research. As such, we integrate the literature on dynamic capability that primarily draws on economics, with a design-oriented approach.


Dynamic capability Organizational dynamics Organizational Adaptation Organizational design Design rules Recurrent patterns of behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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