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Leveraging of dynamic export capabilities for competitive advantage and performance consequences: evidence from China

Efrat, Kalanit; Hughes, Paul; Nemkova, Ekaterina; Souchon, Anne L.; Sy-Changco, Joseph

Authors

Kalanit Efrat

Paul Hughes

Ekaterina Nemkova

Anne L. Souchon

Joseph Sy-Changco



Abstract

As the business arena becomes more global and therefore dynamic, organizations must balance their capabilities with the demands and the conditions of the international marketplace. This leads firms to trade off the development of more capabilities with the identification of core capabilities which can best improve export competitiveness and performance. Based on the Dynamic Capabilities Approach (DCA), we develop a model of four export capabilities, namely adaptability, innovativeness, unpredictability, and task-flexibility, aimed at achieving competitive advantage in foreign markets and enhance export performance. Based on a survey of 213 Chinese exporting organizations, we find out that innovativeness, unpredictability and task-flexibility are positively related to competitive advantage. Moreover, we uncovered that in the cases of adaptability, innovativeness and task-flexibility their impact on competitive advantage diminishes under higher levels of competitive intensity, however, for unpredictability this impact becomes negative. We also confirm the necessity of addressing competitive advantage separately from firms' performance.

Citation

Efrat, K., Hughes, P., Nemkova, E., Souchon, A. L., & Sy-Changco, J. (2018). Leveraging of dynamic export capabilities for competitive advantage and performance consequences: evidence from China. Journal of Business Research, 84, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.11.018

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 13, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Publication Date Mar 1, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2019
Journal Journal of Business Research
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Electronic ISSN 0148-2963
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 84
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.11.018
Keywords Competitive advantage; Adaptability, innovativeness; Unpredictability, task flexibility; Performance
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48716
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296317304642
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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