Imovation in shaping dynamic capabilities of organisations

Szymon Cyfert , Kazimierz Krzakiewicz

Abstract

The underlying assumption of the article is that imitation is as important as innovation when creating a long-term competitive advantage, and that a systematic, strategic approach to imitation is necessary to ensure efficient and effective innovation. Viewed in this light, imitation is a rare and complex dynamic capability which organisations should properly develop and skillfully use. Imitators provide customers with products that are both better and cheaper. This article contributes to a discussion of innovative processes and their role in shaping dynamic capabilities of organisations. It attempts to portray the essence and nature of imitation and identifies benefits which copying what other organisations do can bring in terms of dynamic capabilities.
Author Szymon Cyfert (WZ / KTOiZ)
Szymon Cyfert,,
- Department of Organisation and Management Theory
, Kazimierz Krzakiewicz (WZ / KTOiZ)
Kazimierz Krzakiewicz,,
- Department of Organisation and Management Theory
Journal seriesManagement, ISSN 1429-9321, e-ISSN 2299-193X, [2299-193X], (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2016
Vol20
No2
Pages8-22
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in Englishdynamic capabilities, imovation, innovation, imitation
DOIDOI:10.1515/manment-2015-0047
URL https://doi.org/10.1515/manment-2015-0047
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)12
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 12.0, 20-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 12.0, 20-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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