A (re)view of dynamic capabilities: Origins and future developments

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Claudia Bitencourt
Hugo Fridolino Müller Neto
Gabriela Zanandrea


This paper aims to map out how the field of dynamic capabilities has developed since the seminal studies by Teece et al. (1997) and Eisenhardt and Martin (2000). We identified 10,838 papers and used the Latent Dirichlet Allocation algorithm for topic modeling. We conducted two analyses: the first was based on the temporality and characteristics of the studies; the second was interpretative and based on the network of theoretical concepts. Results indicate an approximation between the ideas of the two seminal studies, which were initially viewed as opposite. We observe a movement to value relational issues, following a collective construction path, and paying less attention to the firm itself. Overall, we were able to understand the consolidation of the dynamic capabilities field; understand the core elements involved in the development of dynamic capabilities; set out the original and current concepts of dynamic capabilities; and indicate tendencies and a possible future research agenda.


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BITENCOURT, C.; NETO, H. F. M.; ZANANDREA, G. A (re)view of dynamic capabilities: Origins and future developments. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 64, n. 4, p. e2023–0216, 2024. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020240401. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/90810. Acesso em: 20 apr. 2024.


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