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Social capital and dynamic capabilities in international performance of SMEs

Social capital and dynamic capabilities in international performance of SMEs Purpose – The major goals of this paper are twofold: first, it aims to explore the link between social capital (structural, relational and cognitive) and the exploitative and explorative capabilities; second, to examine the influence of exploitative and explorative capabilities on international performance. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is conceptual in nature and relies on a conceptual model that builds on and synthesizes the theoretical foundations of social capital (structural, relational and cognitive), dynamic capabilities and international performance. Findings – A useful framework for further research in the social network field and dynamic capabilities is presented. In order to build new dynamic capabilities to cope with turbulent and unpredictable markets, small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) need to leverage their network relationships that provide access to novel sources of information. These dynamic capabilities may in turn positively influence international performance. Practical implications – The paper may assist other researchers with a different template of possible relationships that can better explain international performance. Originality/value – This paper responds to calls for theoretical claims based on a comprehensive distinction of how a social network perspective based on social capital is an important condition for the development of dynamic capabilities of a firm's internationalisation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Strategy and Management Emerald Publishing

Social capital and dynamic capabilities in international performance of SMEs

Journal of Strategy and Management , Volume 4 (4): 18 – Oct 25, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-425X
DOI
10.1108/17554251111181034
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Abstract

Purpose – The major goals of this paper are twofold: first, it aims to explore the link between social capital (structural, relational and cognitive) and the exploitative and explorative capabilities; second, to examine the influence of exploitative and explorative capabilities on international performance. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is conceptual in nature and relies on a conceptual model that builds on and synthesizes the theoretical foundations of social capital (structural, relational and cognitive), dynamic capabilities and international performance. Findings – A useful framework for further research in the social network field and dynamic capabilities is presented. In order to build new dynamic capabilities to cope with turbulent and unpredictable markets, small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) need to leverage their network relationships that provide access to novel sources of information. These dynamic capabilities may in turn positively influence international performance. Practical implications – The paper may assist other researchers with a different template of possible relationships that can better explain international performance. Originality/value – This paper responds to calls for theoretical claims based on a comprehensive distinction of how a social network perspective based on social capital is an important condition for the development of dynamic capabilities of a firm's internationalisation.

Journal

Journal of Strategy and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 25, 2011

Keywords: Social capital; Dynamic capabilities; International performance; Small to medium‐sized enterprises; Organizational performance

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