Dynamic Capabilities in Small Software Firms: A Sense-and-Respond Approach

  title={Dynamic Capabilities in Small Software Firms: A Sense-and-Respond Approach},
  author={Lars Mathiassen and Anu Marianne Vainio},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
Small software firms find themselves in highly complex and turbulent environments that require dynamic capabilities to build, integrate, and reconfigure resources. While the literature describes a portfolio of dynamic capabilities that can help the small software firms in adaptation, there are no comprehensive approaches available. We use a sense-and-respond framework as a lens to study the dynamic capabilities in two software firms, Starter Inc. and Mature Inc. The framework integrated the… CONTINUE READING

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