Organizational speed as a dynamic capability: Toward a holistic perspective

Bernadine J. Dykes, Margaret Hughes-Morgan, Kalin D. Kolev, Walter J. Ferrier

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Current research on organizational speed has been disjointed, which has left organizational speed as an underdeveloped area of study. In this essay, we expand the view of organizational speed as a multidimensional gestalt-like construct that may influence firm performance and competitive advantage. We offer a capability-based definition of organizational speed and identify and review the building blocks of organizational speed. We propose new avenues and questions for future research based on our perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-278
Number of pages13
JournalStrategic Organization
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2019

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  • competitive dynamics
  • decision-making
  • dynamic capabilities
  • firm performance
  • organizational speed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management


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