How Does A Technological Firm Develop Its Competitive Advantage? A Dynamic Capability Perspective

Kuo-Feng Huang, Lei-Yu Wu, Romano Dyerson, Chun-Fu Chen

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Dynamic capabilities have been widely discussed in
the past decade but how the determinants of dynamic capabilities
affect a firm’s competitive advantage has not been fully explored.
This paper develops a quantitative method to investigate how a
firm’s dynamic capabilities affect a firm’s competitive advantage.
This study examines the developed hypotheses through a questionnaire
survey of 165 firms together with a number of interviews
drawn from Taiwan’s information and communication technology
industry. The results suggest that three determinants of dynamic
capabilities (i.e., path, process, and position) influence a technological
firm’s competitive advantage in different ways. Both position
and process have direct positive impacts on firm competitive advantage
while position also has a mediating effect on the relationship
between process and firm competitive advantage. This paper closes
with theoretical and practical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Early online date25 Oct 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

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