Formulating the conceptual framework of organizational dynamic capabilities by applying the meta-synthesis approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member, Department of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Ph.D. candidate, Department of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran.


In recent decades, the concept of dynamic organizational capabilities and their role in the development of organizations has attracted the attention of many management scholars. Given that previous studies, in this field, are very diverse in terms of approach, method, focus, and findings and each researcher has looked at this issue from different viewpoints, it is necessary to integrate previous studies and provide a more comprehensive understanding of the main concepts and conceptual framework. In this research, by reviewing the published articles from 1997 to 2020, using the meta-synthesis method, a conceptual framework has been presented in order to summarize the state of art knowledge of dynamic organizational capabilities. Accordingly, dynamic capability drivers (which include environmental dynamics, organizational processes, organizational resources, and the individual and behavioral characteristics of the manager) affect the dynamic capability components (such as opportunity perception, opportunity capturing, opportunity creation, communication, flexibility, and the ability to reset and update capabilities (leads to improved performance and competitive advantage for organizations.


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