Dynamic Capabilities in Manufacturing Processes: A Knowledge-based Approach for the Development of Manufacturing Flexibilities

  • Philip CordesEmail author
  • Michael Hülsmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


Manufacturing systems are subject to the risk of path dependencies and resulting lock- in situations. In order to avoid and cope with them, they need manufacturing flexibilities. A management approach that triggers strategic flexibilities is the concept of dynamic capabilities. Therefore, a knowledge-based conceptualization of dynamic capabilities—i.e. knowledge codification, transfer, abstraction and absorption—is taken and analyzed regarding its contributions and limitations to flexibilize manufacturing systems on the basic or component as well as the system and the aggregated level.


Dynamic capabilities Knowledge management Manufacturing flexibility Path dependency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jacobs University Bremen, Systems ManagementBremenGermany

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