This book elaborates the concept of Resource Recombination in firms from a Dynamic Capability perspective. With the investigation of the role of Dynamic Capabilities in the process of innovation generation through Resource Recombination, this research addresses some existing shortcomings in the Dynamic Capability literature, where there is a crucial need to better understand the interrelationship between Dynamic Capabilities, the firm`s resource base, and innovation through Resource Recombinations. This research contributes to the resource and competence based research by developing and empirically testing a conceptual model of factors influencing Resource Recombination in firms. The principal aim of this research is to bring clarity to the notion of Dynamic Capabilities, their role and effects towards building Resource Recombinations in firms.
Dr. Kerstin Kurzhals is junior professor for Innovation, Engagement und Co-Creation at the Münster School of Business (MSB). As head of the Science-to-Society research group affiliated to the Science-to-Business-Marketing Research Centre at Münster University of Applied Sciences, she conducts research and business projects at the interface of innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic management. In 2015, Kerstin Kurzhals successfully completed her doctoral thesis at Coventry University Business School (UK), in which she investigated the role and effect of dynamic capabilities for innovation generation.
Introduction.- Literature Review - Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations.- Development of the Conceptual Model and Hypotheses.- Qualitative Research: Model and Hypotheses Refinement.- Quantitative Research: Questionnaire Design and Data Collection.- Results.- Discussion, Managerial Implications and Directions for Future Research.