Global connectedness and dynamic green capabilities in MNEs

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationJournal of International Business Studies
Online published24 Oct 2019
Publication statusOnline published - 24 Oct 2019


We study how global connectedness can help MNEs become more environmentally sustainable. Based on the idea that environmental sustainability requires dynamic capabilities, we define dynamic green capability as the ability to build complementary green competences and reconfigure organizationally embedded resources to pursue competitive advantage in a rapidly changing stakeholder environment. We argue that MNEs with greater global connectedness in terms of international diversification or international environmental certification possess knowledge advantages in cultivating dynamic green capabilities. We extend the sensing–seizing–reconfiguring framework and propose that global connectedness substitutes for sensing as a driver of seizing by providing direct access to relevant green knowledge pools around the world, and that it complements seizing as a driver of reconfiguring by strengthening the knowledge routines needed to integrate green competences.
我們研究全球關聯性如何幫助跨國公司變得在環境上更可持續發展。 基於環境可持續性需要動態能力的理念, 我們將動態綠色能力定義為構建互補的綠色競爭力以及重新組織嵌入式資源以在快速變化的利益相關者的環境中追求競爭優勢的能力。我們認為, 在國際多樣化或國際環境認證方面具有更大全球關聯性的跨國公司在培育動態綠色能力方面具有知識優勢。我們擴展了感應-捕捉-重新配置的理論框架, 並建議全球關聯性通過提供對世界各地相關的綠色知識庫的直接訪問來取代感應作為捕捉的驅動力, 並通過加強需要用於整合綠色競爭力的知識程式來補充捕捉作為重新配置的驅動力.

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  • dynamic capabilities, environmental sustainability, global connectedness, knowledge-based view, MNEs