Toward a dynamic capabilities scale: measuring organizational sensing, seizing, and transforming capacities

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


To date, no standard scale exists for measuring dynamic capabilities. This limits the comparability of
empirical findings and impairs data-based theory development. This article presents the development
of a 14-item scale based on Teece’s (2007, Strategic Management Journal, 28, 1319–1350) wellestablished
dynamic capability framework, assessing sensing, seizing, and transforming capacities. It
describes the rigorous empirical scale development procedure comprising the steps of (i) item generation,
(ii) scale purification (n¼269), and (iii) scale confirmation (n¼307). The scale shows high reliability
and validity and is a solid predictor of business and innovation performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149 - 1172
JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change (ICC)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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