Investigating dynamic capabilities, agility and knowledge management within EMNEs- longitudinal evidence from Europe

Pereira, Vijay, Mellahi, Kamel, Temouri, Yama, Patnaik, Swetketu and Roohanifar, Mohammad (2018). Investigating dynamic capabilities, agility and knowledge management within EMNEs- longitudinal evidence from Europe. Journal of Knowledge Management ,

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the impact of dynamic capability (DC) of emerging market multinationals (EMNEs) on their firm technological performance by teasing out the concepts of agility and knowledge management (KM) through DC. Design/methodology/approach: Evidence from this study is contextualised on EMNEs that operate in the UK, Germany and France. This study examines the investment in intangible assets which EMNEs use to develop their DC over the period 2005-2016 and how this leads to increased firm technological performance. Findings: Results show that higher investments in DC allow EMNEs to be more agile and gain competencies through KM and thereby sustain competitiveness in the three leading European countries. This research also identifies which EMNE groupings show greater technological performance and how such EMNE groupings are able to translate dynamic capabilities into greater technological performance compared to others over time. In summary, the role of DC during of the global financial crisis was also examined, where they are required to be more agile. Originality/value: This paper sheds light on a novel way and motivation of successful EMNEs in using developed host countries as a location for generating DC through agility and KM.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-06-2018-0391
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: © Emerald Publishing Limited 2018 Published by Emerald Publishing Limited Licensed re-use rights only
Uncontrolled Keywords: UK,Strategy and Management,Management of Technology and Innovation
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Published Online Date: 2018-12-01
Authors: Pereira, Vijay
Mellahi, Kamel
Temouri, Yama
Patnaik, Swetketu
Roohanifar, Mohammad

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