Dynamic Capabilities and Project Management in Small Software Firms

Jacob Nørbjerg, Peter Axel Nielsen, John Stouby Persson

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Abstract

A small software company depends on its capability to adapt to rapid technological and other changes in its environment—its dynamic capabilities. In this paper, we argue that to evolve and maintain its dynamic capabilities a small software company must pay attention to the interaction between dynamic capabilities at different levels of the company—particularly between the project management and the company levels. We present a case study of a small software company and show how successful dynamic capabilities at the company level can affect project management in small software companies in ways which may have an adverse impact on the company’s overall dynamic capabilities. This study contributes to our understanding of the managerial challenges of small software companies by demonstrating the need to manage the interaction between adaptability and flexibility at different levels of the company.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017)
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publication date2017
Pages5410-5419
ISBN (Print)9780998133102
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Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20177 Jan 2017
Conference number: 50
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Conference

ConferenceThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017
Number50
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period04/01/201707/01/2017
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