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Paper info: Exploring the dynamic capabilities of boundary spanning actors: a sensemaking perspective

Title


Exploring the dynamic capabilities of boundary spanning actors: a sensemaking perspective

Authors


Steven University and Adam Lindgreen

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.

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Abstract


This article explores the dynamic capabilities of boundary spanning actors from a sensemaking perspective. In adopting a sensemaking approach we attempt to provide a more nuanced understanding of the dynamic capabilities of boundary spanning actors. We develop a conceptual framework for building innovative capabilities in science-based SMEs. Our sensemaking framework aids our understanding of the behaviours and attitudes of key stakeholders that build social capital and enhance dynamic capabilities. The central contribution of the article is to demonstrate that the behavior and/or attitudes of individual actors, in relation to boundary spanning activities and network building, acting as socio-contextual enablers that help build social capital through boundary spanning and networking activities, leads to enhanced innovative capabilities.