Dynamic Capabilities and Project Management in Small Software Companies

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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 Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publication dateJan 2017
Pages5410-5419
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
Event50th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20177 Jan 2017
Conference number: 50th
https://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Conference

Conference50th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Number50th
LocationHilton Waikoloa Village
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHawaii
Period04/01/201707/01/2017
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

Keywords

  • Software management
  • Project management
  • Sense-and-respond
  • Dynamic capability
  • Agile software development
  • Adaptive enterprises
  • interpretive case study

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