Designing Organizations for Dynamic Capabilities

Felin, Teppo and Powell, Thomas C (2016) Designing Organizations for Dynamic Capabilities. California Management Review, 58 (4). pp. 78-96.

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How can organizations put dynamic capabilities into practice? We focus on the power of organizational design, showing how managers can harness new organizational forms to build a capacity for sensing, shaping and seizing opportunities. Fast-moving environments favor open organization and self-organizing processes that quickly convert individual capabilities into actionable collective intellect. We argue that self-organizing processes do not organize themselves but require managers to design and execute them. We examine new design principles – such as polyarchy, social proofs, and new forms of open organization – that allow organizations to build dynamic capabilities for sustained innovation in dynamic environments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: organization structure, design, capabilities, crowds, strategy & innovation
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 15:10
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 16:29

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