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Unraveling collaborative learning stimuli and effective dynamic capability integration on MNCs: the global capabilities administration model (GCAM)

Bruno F. Abrantes (Faculty of Business and Law, De Monfort University, Leicester, UK; Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, Kobenhavn, Denmark and Business Research Unit (BRU), ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
Miguel Torres Preto (Department of Engineering and Management, Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal)
Nelson Antonio (Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

Review of International Business and Strategy

ISSN: 2059-6014

Article publication date: 15 April 2022

Issue publication date: 31 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

Dynamic capabilities yield positive effects to firm-specific advantage formation. Paradoxically, the body of literature on capability diffusion is scarce. The purpose of this study is to focus, thus, on this dearth of literature with an emphasis on exploring the transferability function.

Design/methodology/approach

An integrative review of literature on the dynamic capabilities view covers the organizational context determining capability sharing, supported by strategic communication and business networking theories for the fashioning of global capabilities’ administration model (GCAM).

Findings

Individual motivations and formal modelling of capabilities’ transference have been overlooked in previous research. Largely with a top-down orientation, the current paradigm of their diffusion is profoundly shaped by the organizational structure and its global governance practices.

Research limitations/implications

The GCAM’s architecture, based on transnational administration and hybrid transferability, opens horizons for multinational companies to develop their own capability management systems and is at the same time a new scholarly avenue in the field.

Originality/value

This study explores an untapped research gap and the formal modelling of a GCAM, while reconciling some of the weaknesses of academic research and industry practices.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to express here their most sincere gratitude to Dr Kenneth Rushe for the time dedicated to the language proofreading of this manuscript.

Citation

Abrantes, B.F., Preto, M.T. and Antonio, N. (2023), "Unraveling collaborative learning stimuli and effective dynamic capability integration on MNCs: the global capabilities administration model (GCAM)", Review of International Business and Strategy, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 272-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-06-2021-0085

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